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Officials say weak earthquake shook area around Mayfield

January 11, 2021 GMT

MAYFIELD, Kan. (AP) — A weak earthquake shook an area near Mayfield in south-central Kansas this weekend, geological officials said.

The 2.8-magnitude earthquake hit just before 1 a.m. Sunday, television station KAKE reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was just northeast of Mayfield in Sumner County. No damage was reported.

The quake was just one of 40 minor earthquakes reported in Kansas and Oklahoma so far this year, officials said. Just two days before the new year, a 3.8-magnitude quake was reported in east Wichita.

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In December, a regulatory agency determined that the oil and gas industry wasn’t to blame for a spate of Wichita-area earthquakes. The Kansas Corporation Commission looked at wastewater injection wells around the epicenters of recent quakes and found that none had any recent volume increase.