First 2021 earthquake in South Dakota shakes small community

USGS reports 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Tyndall
USGS reports 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Tyndall(USGS)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:01 AM MST
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TYNDALL, S.D. (KEVN) - For the second time in less than 30 days, the U.S. Geological Service has detected a small earthquake in South Dakota.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake about 3.7 miles north-northeast of Tyndall, South Dakota at 7:55 a.m. MST Monday. No other details were immediately available, according to the geological survey.

Tyndall is a community of more than 1,000 people in southeastern South Dakota. It’s about 27 miles northwest of Yankton.

This comes less than a month after the USGS reported a 3.2 magnitude earthquake near Bowdle in north-central South Dakota on Dec. 8, 2020.

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

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