Earthquake felt in Kansas

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake could be felt in some parts of Kansas on Monday. The epicenter was close to the Kansas-Oklahoma border


State News

February 1, 2022 - 10:10 AM

Map of earthquake in Oklahoma. (Davis/USGS/TNS)

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake centered near the northwestern Oklahoma city of Medford on Monday had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was 4 miles northwest of Medford, not far from the Kansas state line. 

The threshold for damage usually starts at 4.0. Oklahoma’s strongest quake was a magnitude 5.8 recorded near Pawnee in 2016.

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