Earthquake reported outside of Hutchinson Saturday evening

RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Hutchinson residents likely did not feel it, but there was an earthquake just outside Hutch around 7:15 Saturday evening.

The quake registered 3.0 magnitude and was about a mile deep.

“It felt like a wave coming under the house from the east to west, and it sounded like a big truck going by but you could feel the ground rolling,” says Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson. “We’ve felt probably three or four in the last six or eight months. This time we don’t have any reports of damages. At least not yet.”

A 3.0 magnitude quake is strong enough to do minor damage near the epicenter.

The Saturday night quake epicenter was about four and a half miles south and west of Hutchinson in rural Reno County.


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