May 07, 2021 12:07 PM

UPDATE: Seven quakes rattled Jewell County on Thursday

Posted May 07, 2021 12:07 PM

JEWELL COUNTY -- No damages or injuries were reported after seven earthquakes struck part of Jewell County Thursday.

That's the word from Jewell County Emergency Preparedness Director Kevin Peroutek.

"We've had calls, especially from those in the Formoso area but not as many you might think. The area has a history of small quakes," he said.

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Another earthquake shook part of Jewell County late last night, bring the temblor total to seven.

Maps courtesy Kansas Geological Survey
Maps courtesy Kansas Geological Survey

According to the Kansas Geological Survey, a 2.8 magnitude quake struck southwest of Formoso at 11:12 p.m. Thursday. It was centered north of N Road and east of 260 Road.

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JEWELL COUNTY -- Six earthquakes have rocked Jewell County thus far since early this morning, with the strongest being a 4.1 magnitude temblor.

Maps courtesy Kansas Geological Survey
Maps courtesy Kansas Geological Survey

According to the Kansas Geological Survey, a 4.1 magnitude quake struck at 6:35 a.m. Thursday. It was located southwest of Formoso, just north of M Road between 250 Road and 260 Road.

A magnitude 2.6 quake then struck at 6:47 a.m. Thursday. It also was located southwest of Formoso, a little more than a mile north of the first quake, between N Road and O Road on the south and north and 250 Road and 260 Road on the west and east.

At 7:16 a.m. Thursday, a magnitude 2.3 quake rattled the area west-southwest of Formoso. It was centered just north of O Road and just east of 260 Road.

At 8:04 a.m., a 3.2 magnitude quake struck further southwest of Formoso. It was centred north of L Road and east of 250 Road

A 3.5 magnitude quake then struck at 1:20 p.m. approximately a mile east of the 8:04 a.m. quake. It was centered north of L Road and east of 260 Road.

At 4:52 p.m., a magnitude 2.5 quake struck southwest of Formoso. It was on 270 Road between N Road and O Road.