Small 2.6, 2.7 magnitude earthquakes rattle Wichita


November 29, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Small earthquakes have rattled Wichita for two straight days.

The Wichita Eagle reports that a trembler on Thursday measured 2.7 on the Richter scale, while one on Friday had a magnitude of 2.6. The threshold for damage usually starts at 4.0.

United States Geological Survey geophysicists Paul Caruso said 26 people "in and around Wichita" reported to the USGS feeling Friday's earthquake. The earthquake on Thursday hasn't yet been reported to the USGS. Both had epicenters in the eastern part of the city.

"People generally if they felt it would be close to the epicenter and t...

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