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A 3.0 earthquake felt in northwest Jewell Co. Friday


February 13, 2020

Boom! It was 11:37 p.m. Friday and everything in the house rattled. It was as if something had run into the side of the house or lightning had hit right outside the house. But there weren’t any bright lights with the boom.

Reno, our dog was barking as we jumped out of bed . When my husband looked outside, the sky was as clear a bell. That is when we got on line to look up if it could possibly be an earthquake. Sure enough, the Kansas Geological Survey had a seismograph reading of a 3.0 quake nine miles north west of Mankato. That is only six miles from our home. Facebook was abuzz with reactions to the quake.

It was the first earthquake my husband and I have felt. Other than jolting us awake and giving us a surprise the only thing that showed an earthquake had occurred was a cross on a table had fallen over.

Jewell County was not the only place in Kansas to have a quake over the weekend. At 5:19 p.m. Saturday a quake of magnitude 3.5 was recorded seven miles outside of Anthony.


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