Earthquakes Continue To Rumble In Jewell County

Another pair of minor earthquakes rattled local areas of Jewell County yesterday afternoon and in the early morning hours of today. Bringing the running total to six since just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 2.9 magnitude quake hit just after midnight earlier today. It was centered approximately 5 miles southeast of Mankato according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 3.3 magnitude quake hit at 3:08 p.m. Friday and was centered approximately 8 miles southeast of Mankato. It was the second strongest among the series of quakes to strike the area this week. The initial quake on Tuesday afternoon was the strongest, registering a 3.4 on the Richter Scale. All six of the quakes have occurred within less than six miles of one another.

There have been no reports of damage nor injuries from any of the six minor quakes reported to Jewell County authorities.