The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in Kansas early Friday morning. It happened around 3:15 a.m. and measured 3.1 on the Richter scale.
Earthquakes are relatively rare in Kansas. The earliest recorded instance, occurred April 24, 1867. Several minor injuries were reported and minor damage was reported in Lawrence and Manhattan. The tremor was felt over an area of 300,000 square miles in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and possibly Ohio. That quake was possibly the greatest magnitude that ever occurred in Kansas.