Earthquakes Continue To Rumble In Jewell County


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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.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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