South-Central Kansas Goes Through Three Earthquakes in a Row

South-Central Kansas Goes Through Three Earthquakes in a Row
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Things continue to be pretty tumultuous in the USA, and even literally sometimes. As the Geological Survey from the country reports, three earthquakes in a row jolted the south-central part of Kansas on Sunday morning.

The strongest of the three earthquakes had only a magnitude of 3.5, meaning that the chances of possible damages are practically zero. We have the information thanks to kshb.com.

Eastborough faced the earthquakes

Eastborough was apparently the epicentre of the earthquakes, meaning a small city from Sedgwick County, Kansas, and also an enclave of the city of Wichita. The first earthquake that occurred was a magnitude of 3 to 4, and it shook the land at 6:29 am. The second earthquake, and also the strongest, occurred two minutes later. The third earthquake that occurred on the same morning was a magnitude of 3.0.

As we’ve written in a previous article, a swarm of 20 small earthquakes was detected last month in Washington state and near Mount Rainier.

The maximum magnitude reached by the earthquakes was 2.5, and the depth of the jolts themselves was between 0 to 1 kilometre below the sea level.

The USGS released an interesting statement:

Earthquakes are part of the background activity at Mount Rainier, and swarms of this number of earthquakes typically occur once or twice a year.

The same source added the following claim:

While the seismicity represents a temporary uptick in activity, Mount Rainier remains at normal, background levels of activity.

Statistics show that large earthquakes occur in the US about once a year. As for smaller jolts, like in the case of magnitude 2 earthquakes, they occur several hundred times a day in the country.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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