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Central Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, too

A map showing how far away respondents felt a May 23 earthquake.
A map showing how far away respondents felt a May 23 earthquake. Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

One of the stronger earthquakes to occur in Kansas in recent months struck southwest of Pratt early Saturday afternoon and could be felt nearly 100 miles away in Wichita.

The earthquake struck at 1:44 p.m. Saturday 18 miles southwest of Pratt and registered at 4.0 on the Richter Scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was about three miles deep.

It was the second earthquake of the day in that area. A 3.3 quake occurred at 10:11 a.m. in essentially the same location, which is near Sun City in Barber County. The US Geological Survey also logged the first quake at a depth of three miles.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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