Dec 02, 2019 2:00 PM

7 small earthquakes rattle Kansas over the weekend

Posted Dec 02, 2019 2:00 PM



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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Seven small earthquakes have rattled Kansas since Saturday, with all but one of them clustered near Wichita.

The Kansas Geological Survey reports that six of the tremblers were centered in southwest Sedgwick County. They ranged in magnitude from 2 to 3.1.


A seventh earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was reported in Rooks County in the north-central part of the state. The threshold for damage usually starts at 4.0.


The earthquakes hit as the Kansas Corporation Commission is investigating the cause of a swarm of 17 earthquakes in five days in the same area of central Kansas in August. The regulatory agency’s investigation is focused on the underground disposal of oilfield waste that has been blamed for quakes elsewhere in southern Kansas.

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Dec 02, 2019 2:00 PM
Police: Missing Kansas man found safe



Andrus photo courtesy Inman Police


MCPHERSON COUNTY — A missing man from Inman, the subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been found and is safe.


The Inman Police Department reported that 70-year-old Richard W. Andrus was located safely overnight in Rice County


Authorities released no additional details.


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MCPHERSON COUNTY – The Inman Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Inman man.

 

The whereabouts of Richard W. Andrus, 70, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.


Andrus is a 70-year-old white male, 5 ft. 11 in., 193 lbs. He is bald and has blue eyes. Andrus was last seen wearing a green jacket and jeans. He was last known to be driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, with Vietnam Veteran tag 5123, heading in an unknown direction. Last point of contact with Andrus was at his home in Inman, Kan. at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.


Andrus did possibly use his credit card at a Casey’s convenience store in Ellsworth, Kan. on Sunday evening. He does suffer from dementia. If you see Richard Andrus, or his vehicle, please immediately call 620-245-1266.