Monday, November 7, 2011
Seismologists with the United States Geological Survey have confirmed a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Sparks, OK at at 8:46 p.m. Monday night. This is the third major earthquake to strike the area since Saturday.
This latest earthquake could be felt in parts of Kansas, including Wichita, Salina and as far north as Lawrence. Those who experienced quake say it seemed to less severe than the most recent one on Saturday night.
The first earthquake struck at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday morning and also registered a magnitude of 4.7. The second quake Saturday night just before 11 p.m., which was felt across Kansas, was recorded as the state's largest ever with a magnitude of 5.6. That quake caused extensive damage to many structures and two people suffered minor injuries.
The area has also experienced several dozens of aftershocks since the initial earthquake Saturday morning. Officials with the USGS say we can expect
USGS officials say aftershocks from these earthquakes are likely to continue for weeks or even months, but they will continue to decrease in intensity.
If you felt the earthquake, the USGS wants to hear from you.