U.S. Geological Survey confirms earthquake in South Dakota’s Gregory County

June 7, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Officials say an earthquake occurred in southern South Dakota, though no damage was reported.

The United States Geological Survey said the 3.7 magnitude quake happened at 10:25 a.m. Friday just north of the South Dakota border with Nebraska.

The center of the earthquake was about 11 miles southeast of Fairfax, South Dakota in Gregory County.

The agency says the earthquake occurred in a relatively sparsely populated region. About 12,000 people were exposed to “light shaking.”

It’s the third earthquake reported this year in South Dakota.

Two earthquakes were reported last year in the state.