Earthquake reported in central Kansas


Earthquakes aren’t all that rare in southern Kansas where wastewater well operations have been blamed.

But one quake was recorded late Monday in the central part of the state only about 8 miles from Salina, the city that sits at the junction of Interstate 70 and I-135.

The U.S. Geological Survey indicated the 2.3 magnitude quake struck at 6:50 in the evening with an epicenter only a few miles from the small community of Mentor which is several miles southeast of Salina.

The quake was about 3 miles deep.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Kansas
Geographic coordinates:           38.732N,  97.557W
Magnitude:                        2.3
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             27 Nov 2018  00:50:21
Time near the Epicenter:          26 Nov 2018  18:50:21
Local standard time in your area: 26 Nov 2018  18:50:21

Location with respect to nearby cities:
4.1 km (2.6 mi) ESE of Mentor, Kansas
12.9 km (8.0 mi) SSE of Salina, Kansas
41.1 km (25.5 mi) NNE of McPherson, Kansas
71.0 km (44.0 mi) WSW of Junction City, Kansas
166.7 km (103.4 mi) WSW of Topeka, Kansas