2.9 earthquake rattles southeast Nebraska
01/06/2014 12:07 PM
01/06/2014 12:09 PM
A minor earthquake has rattled a portion of southeast Nebraska.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 11:56 p.m. Sunday about three miles beneath the earth's surface, 6½ miles southeast of Wymore. It measured 2.9 on the Richter scale. Wymore sits 51 miles south of Lincoln in Gage County, about eight miles from Kansas.
Gage County emergency management coordinator Mark Meints told Beatrice station KWBE that he and one of his children felt his house shake for a few seconds.
Dee Fritsch at the Beatrice Communications Center says the center received about 30 calls from people reporting the temblor.
No damage has been reported.
USGS geophysicist Paul Caruso says an earthquake generally must hit 5 or 5.5 on the scale to cause injuries and significant structural damage.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.