Wichita Shaken By 4.5 Magnitude Oklahoma Quake

Wichita Shaken By 4.5 Magnitude Oklahoma Quake

If you live in the Wichita area, you may have felt a little movement Tuesday night after a 4.5  magnitude earthquake hit Oklahoma.

Immediately after the quake hit, social media exploded:

Quakes from the Oklahoma area are getting more and more prevalent, supposedly due to fracking in the area.

According to the geological survey’s site, the quake was felt in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. Besides Wichita, Kansas towns reporting include: Colwich, Derby, Fort Riley, Salina, Haysville, Pratt, Inman, Overland Park, Lawrence, Hutchinson, Hesston, Pittsburg, Topeka and Kansas City.

The strongest most recent earthquake in the Wichita area was the 5.6 that hit on Sept 3, 2016 lasting for several moments and shook buildings in downtown Wichita. The National Weather Service reported that it was felt in Omaha. Sedgwick County emergency dispatchers received 66 calls from people dialing 911.

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