3.5 magnitude earthquake hits north central Kansas

Earthquake v2 NOT MGN

ELLIS, Kan. (KSNW) – A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in northcentral Kansas Wednesday morning. The quake was felt around 7:12 a.m.

The quake was centered 4.3 miles north of Ellis or 15 miles northwest of Hays according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0 and that earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are the smallest that can be felt by humans. The USGS said a quake of 3.5 magnitude causes weak to light shaking.

On Aug. 31, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was felt 4 north northwest of Ellis.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s