Quake felt in Webster and Nuckolls counties


December 14, 2023

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattled south-central Nebraska on Sunday, with tremors felt in communities like Red Cloud, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS recorded the earthquake approximately 6 miles north-northeast of Guide Rock in Webster County at about 1:30 p.m. It had a depth of a little more than 4 miles with tremors stretching to just south of Hastings, according to a USGS map.

The earthquake had a Level IV intensity according to USGS measurements, which is considered “light,” defined as being “felt indoors by many” with “dishes, windows, doors” rattling.

As of 6 p.m. Sund...

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