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Second Earthquake Hits Southern Kansas

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ANTHONY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake shook southern Kansas. The earthquake happened at 3:46 a.m. this morning (SUN) and measured 4.0 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was reported eight miles east-northeast of Anthony in Harper County. It was at least the second earthquake in a week in the area. On Wednesday, a quake rated 3.4 on the Richter scale was recorded 14 miles east-northeast of Anthony.

Gov. Sam Brownback last month asked the director of the Kansas Geological Survey to lead a task force that'll study whether human activity is causing an increase in minor earthquakes in Kansas. That committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting this week in Topeka.


Image from U.S. Geological Survey

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