2 earthquakes shake area Tuesday morn


August 24, 2023

Folks are shaking this month in southern Nebraska.

Two quakes exceeding 2.0 magnitude were reported Tuesday morning.

The epicenters of the two quakes were about 3 miles apart. The stronger and first of the two measured 2.9. A second quake coming about12 minutes later at 6:15 a.m. measured 2.5 magnitude and was located about 7 miles east, northeast of Cowles. The first quake and strongest came at 6.02 Tuesday morning and was near the Webster-Nuckolls County line located 16 miles northwest of Superior. The energy released by the quake was compared to .338 tons of TNT.

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