Small earthquake reported in south-central Kansas

2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Campbell County. / (MGN)
2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Campbell County. / (MGN)(WVLT)
Published: Jan. 19, 2020 at 2:19 PM CST
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A small earthquake shook south-central Kansas on Sunday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck about two miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. The Hutchinson News reported that Sunday's earthquake happened near where several previous earthquakes have happened in Reno County.

Kansas began seeing a spike in earthquakes in 2014 that were blamed on wastewater injection wells from oil and gas production. The number of quakes began tampering off after oil prices dropped and regulations were enacted.