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Seven Earthquakes Reported In Kansas This Month

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The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven earthquakes that were spread across Kansas this month.

All of the quakes were registered between July 8 and July 14.

Two of the earthquakes were recorded south of Coldwater in Comanche County. Another was registered outside Cheney in Sedgwick County. All were below a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale, which measures the amount of energy released in earthquakes. Destructive earthquakes typically have magnitudes between about 5.5 and 8.9.

The Comanche County quakes occurred within two minutes of each other last Wednesday. The Sedgwick County quake occurred on July 10.