3.5 magnitude earthquake hits Ellis County


ELLIS, Kan. (KSNW) – A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in northcentral Kansas Wednesday morning. The quake was felt around 7:12 a.m.

The quake was centered 4.3 miles north of Ellis or 15 miles northwest of Hays according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0 and that earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are the smallest that can be felt by humans. The USGS said a quake of 3.5 magnitude causes weak to light shaking.

On Aug. 31, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was felt 4 north northwest of Ellis.

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