Friday, 19 June 2015

Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake in Cherry County, Nebraska.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake at a depth of about 5 km to the south of the town of Valentine in Cherry County, Nebraska, at about 4.10 am local time (about 9.10 am GMT) on Thursday 18 June 2015. There are no reports of any damage or injuries associated with this event, but many people in the area have reported feeling it.

The approximate location of the 18 June 2015 Cherry County Earthquake. Google Maps.

Earthquakes are rare in Nebraska, and those that do occur are generally associated with the Humboldt Fault, which runs through the southeast of the state. However the 18 June 2015 event occurred far from this, and is unlikely to have been directly connected with it. The geology of the state is also subject to pressures from uplift in the Rocky Mountains to the west, caused by subduction along the western American seaboard.

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