Rare Earthquake in Minnesota

Thunder? No, make that an earthquake in western Minnesota


A rare earthquake, albeit modest, rippled in and around Alexandria in western Minnesota early Friday.

The temblor at 2:20 a.m. measured 2.5 in magnitude, falling into the "weak" category, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Not surprisingly, there were no reports of damage or injury.

The quake probably "felt like a truck rumbling by or thunder," said USGS geophysicist John Bellini.

Comment: More details from USGS. Image capture from Star Tribune article (first link). Interesting Minnesota earthquake history here. Info on the Largest Earthquake in Minnesota (July 1975). I've never experienced and earthquake. Kathee was in San Francisco on business once and experienced one. (Not that I want too!)

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