Northeast Kansas shaken by 4.3 earthquake
At 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred 5 kilometers south-southwest of Gypsum, Kan. The quake was felt clear in northeast Kansas, including the Sabetha area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 kilometers.
“I was sitting at my desk at Sabetha Community Hospital and it shook for about 3-4 seconds along with the printer in front of me. I couldn’t believe it. At first I thought of an earthquake but then I thought of my imagination but now I’m sure, after hearing all about it.” – Gayle Lynn Maschewski
“I was sitting on my couch and all of sudden the couch shook for about 4-5 seconds. I thought the same as the others did maybe an earthquake but I thought no way, not in Bern, Kansas. Maybe I just didn’t have enough coffee yet.” – Sabarina Clyde Loveless
“I felt it. Things on my fireplace mantel were shaking.” – Debbie Frederick