Consecutive Earthquakes Rock Wichita

Judd WeilMarch 16, 2021

[Wichita, KANS]

Three earthquakes rumbled Wichita, Kans the morning of March 15. 


According to The Kansas Geological Survey, the first earthquake, measuring 2.5-magnitude, struck a little after midnight near Central and Rock Road. 


Later that morning, two more earthquakes followed, striking within a matter of minutes from each other. near 13th and Webb Road and Central and Webb Road.


The first one, measuring 3.4-magnitude, hit at 8:54 a.m., near 13th and Webb Road. 


A second earthquake followed five minutes later, at 8:59 a.m., measuring at 3.5-magnitude. 


Since March 14, the Kansas Geological Survey has actually recorded eight temblors with the largest being almost 4.0-magnitude. 


The 4.0M earthquake prompted Wichita to initiate their Earthquake Activation Plan at 6:31 p.m. 


The City of Wichita observed no damage to their buildings or to the Cheney Dam. 


The epicenter of the quakes is in east central Wichita, similar to earthquake events from 2020. 


Continue to follow for more earthquake information. 

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