Friday earthquakes rattle south central Kansas, Oklahoma

WICHITA, Kansas – A magnitude 4.1 earthquake followed by four other smaller quakes rattled northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas Friday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter of the first quake quake was located seven miles north northwest of Medford, Oklahoma. That’s about 85 miles south southwest of Wichita.  USGS says the quake occurred at 4:40 p.m. at a depth of about 2 miles.

Four other earthquakes near Medford followed.  One at 4:53 p.m. registered 3.1, another at 4:55 registered 3.9, a third at 5:06 registered 2.5 while the fourth at 5::27 registered 2.6.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quakes.

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas early Thursday. Two smaller quakes struck the same area hours later. Those earthquakes were a 3.1-magnitude temblor at 3:46 a.m. and a 3.7-magnitude quake at 6:03 a.m. Both were centered 9 miles south-southwest of Cherokee, which is near the state’s border with Kansas.



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