Kansas Cleans Up After Get This, An Earthquake

by
Amy Wu
Kansas, known more for jazz, tornados, being the backdrop for the Wizard of Oz, cleans up after being shaken with Wednesday’s quake. But it’s not the only place seeing funky weather patterns.

America’s Midwest is infamous for its tornados, but earthquakes? Isn’t that a West Coast thing?

Apparently not.

On Wednesday, Wichita and south central Kansas were hit with a 4.8 magtinude moderate level earthquake at 3:30p.m. Global warming and climate change this may be little surprise, and history fanatics may indeed remember that the great Midwest earthquake hit Missouri in 1811.

But hey here’s the upside for Kansas residents. They aren’t alone. 

New York’s American Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibition called "Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters" on weather disasters. Tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanos. You name it.

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