Earthquake rattles part of Nebraska - Omaha.com
Published Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:00 am / Updated at 2:40 pm
Earthquake rattles part of Nebraska

WYMORE, Neb. (AP) — A minor earthquake rattled a part of southeast Nebraska on Sunday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 11:56 p.m. about three miles beneath the earth's surface, 6 1/2 miles southeast of Wymore. It measured 2.9 on the Richter scale.

Wymore is 50 miles south of Lincoln in Gage County.

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 said the center received about 30 calls from people reporting the temblor. No damage was reported.

USGS geophysicist Paul Caruso said an earthquake generally must reach 5 or 5.5 on the scale to cause injuries and significant structural damage.

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