Earthquake shakes north-central Kansas early Saturday

(Source: USGS)
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PLAINVILLE, Kan. (WIBW) -- An earthquake shook the ground underneath north-central Kansas early Saturday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake map, the tremblor stuck just before 4 a.m. It was centered about seven miles west of Plainville, north of Hays.

It registered a 4.4. magnitude.

People as far away as Wichita and North Platte, Nebraska, reported feeling the quake. The USGS estimates a 4.0 quake would be felt by a significant portion of the population of the people within a 60-mile radius.

For reference, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake is 2.5 times stronger than a 4.0 one.

While no other earthquakes were recorded in the past 24 hours in central Kansas, at least four recently struck off the coast of Oregon, two of them registered a 5.4 magnitude.