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The Latest: 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

August 16, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a series of earthquakes in Kansas (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows.

The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m. Friday, with an epicenter about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Hutchinson. The U.S. Geological Survey received reports that it was felt in Topeka; Ponca City, Oklahoma; and even Kansas City, Missouri, which is some 200 miles (322 kilometers) from Hutchinson.

Rick Miller, of the Kansas Geological Survey, says three temblors with magnitudes ranging from 2.8 to 3.3 quickly followed in the same area. He says the epicenters were within 200 yards (183 meters) of each other, near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Kansas 96.

A 2.5 earthquake on Wednesday may have been a foreshock.

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9:20 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson.

The earthquake occurred Friday morning, with an epicenter about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Hutchinson.

The federal agency said the earthquake registered at 4.2 magnitude.

There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

WIBW reports people some 140 miles (225 kilometers) away in Topeka reported feeling the earthquake.

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