Earthquake recorded in Webster County


March 23, 2023

The words “earthquake” and “Nebraska” are not used together very often as the earth shaking events are a rare occurrence in this great state.

However, they do happen in Nebraska.

The latest we know about happened just before midnight last Thursday, March 16. The other thing about earthquakes is that they get very little attention unless they inflict significant damage to property or people. This reporter had trouble finding proof that the event even took place.

The U. S. Geological Service put out the map pictured saying the quake happened 27 miles south of Hastings with a magnitude of 2.9. In...

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