Kansas Rocked by Four Earthquakes Since Friday

As state regulators continue their investigation into a recent spate of tremors in central Oklahoma, our neighbors to the north are reeling from a series of earthquakes over the weekend.

Four small earthquakes occurred late Friday night and early Saturday morning, according to a report by The Wichita Eagle.

The first quake registered 3.0 and occurred around 10:14 p.m. on Friday night near Wellington, Kansas, roughly 25 miles north of the Oklahoma-Kansas border. It was closely followed by a strong aftershock which registered 3.3 shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was also Wellington.

The third quake – registering 2.9 on the Richter scale – struck the nearby town of Clearwater early Saturday morning around 12:15 a.m. The fourth temblor struck near Wellington again on Saturday afternoon at 3:13 p.m. The last quake was the strongest, registering 3.4.

A fifth earthquake in the area struck about five miles southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma in Alfalfa County, directly southwest of Wellington, Kansas. The 2.6 temblor occurred at 7:19 p.m. on Friday.

No damage was reported from any of the quakes, according to news reports.