Preliminary city survey: No serious earthquake damage in Wichita

Wichita city inspectors discovered three water main breaks and cracks at some buildings Thursday after two earthquakes rocked south-central Kansas Wednesday night.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook northwestern Oklahoma, another quickly followed that measured 4.8 magnitude.

“Due to the intensity, proximity and the fact they occurred closely together, the criteria we use in our earthquake response plan was initiated for a field inspection of our infrastructure,” said Alan King, director of the city of Wichita’s public works and utilities.

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