Harper residents feel minor earthquakes

Published On: Mar 12 2014 06:39:53 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 12 2014 09:24:30 PM CDT

One woman says the earthquake woke her from her sleep. Stacey Williams lives in Harper, Kansas and thought the movement was her dog shaking her.

All over the county, people were talking about the earthquake. Some slept right through it, others only feeling the aftershock of three small earthquakes that had hit the area. The last of the three measured 3.2 on the Richter Scale.

Williams says it wasn't until later that she found out it was an actual earthquake. She walked around her house and found evidence it was real after seeing a crack in a door.

She also says she's felt some of the other earthquakes in the last few months. Her 112-year-wold hour is seeing the wear and tear.

"You know, old houses shift and move all the time. But I happen to know that that door has been pained recently and it's changed that much," Williams said.

Williams says she'd rather deal with other things Kansas is known for.

"I prefer the tornados. I can see them coming. I don't like the whole earthquake thing, at all," Williams says.


The ground shook a bit in Harper County Wednesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.4 magnitude quake just ENE of Anthony just before 5:00 am.

There are no reports of any damage.

The USGS reports another quake, a  2.7 magnitude, was reported at 7:30 a.m. about 10 miles south-southeast of Medford, Okla., followed by a third quake at 8 a.m. about 10 miles east-southeast of Harper. It also registered 2.7.

The same areas shook again in the afternoon. A 2.9 magnitude quake hit about 10 miles east-northeast of Anthony around 1 p.m., and again at 2:35 p.m. with a stronger 3.2.

Did you feel the quake? Tell the USGS what you felt here:  Earthquake Summary