Small Earthquake in Eastern Nebraska

By: Rusty Lord, The Associated Press Email
By: Rusty Lord, The Associated Press Email

A small earthquake was felt by residents of Colfax & Butler counties shortly after 7:00 a.m. Thursday.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a 3.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:02 a.m. CST Thursday morning. The earthquake was centered about 6 miles south of Schuyler, NE in Butler County but was also reported to be felt in Colfax County as well. The depth was about 3.1 miles underground.

Platte County emergency services director Tim Hofbauer and the sheriff's office say there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Custer, Dawson, Gosper and Lincoln counties in western Nebraska on Sept. 26. No damage or injuries were reported.

Its epicenter was six miles southwest of Oconto in southern Custer County.


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