Minor Earthquake Hits Eastern Nebraska

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The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a minor earthquake shot trembles this morning across southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, and northeast Missouri.

Preliminary measurements put the quake at 3.3 on the Richter scale.

Geophysicist Waverly Person says the epicenter of the 7:17 a.m. quake was about 20 miles southeast of Auburn and 15 miles southwest of Shenendoah, Iowa.

The Nemaha County sheriff's office says it had reports from Auburn, Brownville, and Nemaha. The reports indicated a rumbling but no damage or injuries. Other reports came from as far north Sarpy County, east into southwest Iowa and as far south as Tarkio, Missouri.