Minor earthquake felt in Hot Springs, Pine Ridge

2012-01-16T20:01:00Z Minor earthquake felt in Hot Springs, Pine RidgeJournal staff Rapid City Journal
January 16, 2012 8:01 pm  • 

A minor earthquake was felt in parts of southwestern South Dakota early Monday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey logged a 3.0 magnitude earthquake at 6:41 a.m., according to the preliminary report on the USGS website.

The epicenter was located about 21 miles east of Hot Springs and 32 miles northwest of Pine Ridge; it is the fourth earthquake to be felt in the area in two months, according to the USGS website.

For more information, visit earthquake.usgs.gov.

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  1. Human
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    Human - January 16, 2012 11:08 pm
    I was thinking about the fracking as well. just a couple of weeks ago there was a story about shifting earth in ohio i think due to fluids being pumpled into the ground.
  2. unforgiven
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    unforgiven - January 16, 2012 10:05 pm
    if it was due to drilling, there goes the neighbor hood watch out for more quakes. What ever happen to the bills pushing for green energy. You money hungry people are destroying our earth. What about your kids, they have every right to live free from any disasters you are creating.
  3. 44-East
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    44-East - January 16, 2012 10:01 pm
    It seems In the next 10,000 years all of our memorials, graves, etc., will be dust, The Earth's mantle is slowly moving and the next mountain range to be obliterated will be the Black Hills. Just look at the geography west of YellowStone -- no mountains and continual evidence for volcanism. Yep a path; just follow it...
  4. 196thlightinfantry
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    196thlightinfantry - January 16, 2012 9:16 pm
    Well there is some new permits to drill there for gas and oil, might could be fracking. What else would fit that low of registered activity? It looks like the latest permit was done in November of 2011 so it might be that.
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