Earthquakes in Kansas

While rare, these natural disasters have the potential to rock the state

· May 2, 2008 · Post a comment

The Illinois earthquake that shook Lawrence a few weeks ago wasn't the first time the earth moved our state. Since Kansas was settled, about 30 earthquakes have been reported. And, the threat of a big one has the federal government spending millions to protect the downstream town of Manhattan from the catastrophe of a failure at Tuttle Creek.


bondmen 10 years ago

I'm surprised the dam there didn't break when K-State beat KU in basketball on January 30!

Bobo Fleming 10 years ago

I have earthquake insurance on my house in Eudora, Cost 40.00 per year with a 2% deductible. My wife thinks Im crazy to have it. I guess its because she never lived in California.

kujayhawk 10 years ago

"to protect the downstream town of Manhattan from the catastrophe of a failure"Insert joke here.

riverdrifter 10 years ago

kujayhawk:"Insert joke here." Somebody beat me to it...

acoupstick 10 years ago

"a rare string of solar and lunar eclipses falling on Jewish holy days that will occur in 2014-2015 will herald the Second Coming"Or the First Coming for Jews.

riverdrifter 10 years ago

Marion:Good observation. Old, old pic, the lake is currently a little above conservation pool & discharging a fair amount of water.

Godot 10 years ago

Not sure, but I think the last recorded earthquake in Kansas was January 2008. Notice any new cracks in your walls and foundation?

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 10 years ago

I have it too, have had it for years. Now I need flood insurance, just to be safe. Thank you, Lynn

lounger 10 years ago

Respect mother nature. NEVER take her for granted...

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