Another Fracking Concern: Kansas Confronts Earthquakes More Frequently

Another important trend for our fellow tree-huggers . . .

According to the KGS, based out of the University of Kansas, 209 total earthquakes of a 2.0 magnitude or greater have been registered so far in 2023 at the 30 earthquake stations it monitors across the state.

While this seems like a lot of seismic activity, earthquakes aren't usually felt until they reach 2.5 or more magnitude, according to a scale produced by Michigan Technological University's college of engineering.

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Earthquakes, like the 4.1 magnitude earlier this month, are nothing new to central Kansas

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Nov. 10, just north of Bennington in Ottawa County, the strongest recorded quake in Kansas in 2023.