Meteorologist Brandon Thorn, at the National Weather Service bureau in North Platte, says the latest quake was primarily felt in the Arnold area.
“It was a 3.3 magnitude earthquake,” Thorn says. “It happened about 20 miles east-southeast of Stapleton again. The thing that gets us concerned is that it’s the 7th earthquake in the past 30 days that’s hit in that small area.”
All seven of the earthquakes have been similar in strength, ranging from 2.5 to 3.7 in magnitude. None of the quakes have caused any injuries or damage.
Thorn says there isn’t anything to be extremely alarmed about, however it is somewhat unusual for this many quakes to be felt in a state that typically doesn’t have a lot of earthquake activity.
All residents of the state can take a lesson from these incidents, he says.
“Be prepared for any kind of weather and be weather ready,” Thorn says. “This comes with earthquakes, too. Have a plan in place. Know where you’d go for a safe spot.”
Thanks to Tristen Winder, Huskeradio