Second earthquake recorded in South Dakota this month


RAPID CITY (AP) – Another earthquake has been recorded in South Dakota, the fifth since December.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday with the epicenter about 60 miles east of Rapid City.

It's the second measurable earthquake this month. A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded on June 4 on the border between South Dakota and Nebraska.

The largest earthquake recorded in South Dakota was a magnitude 4.5 quake south of Huron in 1911.

Damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5, according to the USGS.

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