3.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents in Southeast Kansas - KOAM TV 7

3.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents in Southeast Kansas

 While they aren't as common as tornadoes...earthquakes do have a history in Kansas. Tuesday's earthquake is considered minor, but it still leaves some a bit shaken up.

"I was sitting in the living room with my daughter and our two dogs, and all of a sudden it sounded like a bomb had gone off outside the house." Emily Wintle tells us.

"I don't live too far from the rail yards, so I thought maybe it was a train that had derailed." She says.

The loud noise she was hearing was actually an earthquake. The US Geological Survey reports a 3.0 magnitude earthquake occurred around 7:30 p.m. 7 miles west north west of Parsons.

According to the data provided to us by the USGS and the coordinates we placed in a cell phone, it shows that the epicenter sits off 27000 road, near 6600 road outside of Dennis, KS. The epicenter itself sat 3 miles deep.

The national earthquake information center received reports from 81 people across Labette county who felt the light shaking.
No injuries or damage have been reported, but residents say the prospect that it could happen again, is still a little rattling.

"You kind of understand. It's scary. You never know when its going to come." Wintle says.

The USGS predicted a possible after-shock would hit just after midnight this morning, but the service has not been able to confirm any reports of that second quake.

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