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Minor earthquake rattles Kansas

An earthquake shook a rural area of Kansas Wednesday afternoon, with many feeling its effects throughout the state.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.8-magnitude temblor occurred about eight miles south of Conway Springs, Kan., and 53 miles southwest of Wichita. It had a depth of 3.4 miles. No damage or injuries were reported.

CBS News affiliate KWCH reported the quake was felt as far away as Oklahoma City.

The USGS said although earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains are less frequent, they tend to be felt over a broader region.

The largest earthquake in Kansas history was a 5.1-magnitude quake that hit Manhattan in 1867, according to the agency.