Kansas Shaken by Rare 4.2 Magnitude Temblor

Published 12/16 2013 09:39AM

Updated 12/16 2013 09:46AM

The people of south central Kansas felt the earth move this morning as a moderate quake shook the region.

The earthquake had an epicenter just miles north of the Kansas/Oklahoma border southwest of Wichita, Kansas.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude rating of 4.2 making it a 'moderate' quake for the central United States.

Earthquakes are considered moderate even at this strength when they happen outside of common areas such as California, Alaska and southeast Missouri.

According to those that reported shaking to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the shaking felt was 'light'.

However folks as far away as Oklahoma City reported feeling the quake.

For more information on this quake click this link:  4.2 Mag Kansas Quake.

And for general information from the USGS click this link: United States Geological Survey.

KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp.

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