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

A history of quakes

Starting in 1856, earthquakes have been reported in Kansas. Some are so small you can’t even feel them, while towns hundreds of miles away have moved.

A look at Kansas quakes At a score of 5.1 on the Richter scale, the earthquake in Wamego, Kan., on April 24, 1867, is the largest in Kansas history

The Richter scale is a system for measuring the intensity and effects of an earthquake. Higher levels indicate higher damage. Most earthquakes in Kansas are between 0 and 4.0 on this scale.

Earthquakes here? Really?

Two geophysicists talk about the history of earthquakes in the Sunflower State and what the chances are for a destructive one.

Share your earthquake story

We want to hear your story about when you felt the earth move. Was it a few weeks ago during the Illinois shake? Or was it while on a trip to California?

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bondmen 9 years, 6 months ago

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

Bobo Fleming 9 years, 6 months 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 9 years, 6 months ago

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

riverdrifter 9 years, 6 months ago

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

acoupstick 9 years, 6 months 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 9 years, 6 months ago

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

Godot 9 years, 6 months 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. 9 years, 6 months ago

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

lounger 9 years, 6 months ago

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

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