3.2 magnitude earthquake reported in northern South Dakota

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HURON, S.D. — The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.2 magnitude earthquake about 7.5 miles north-northwest of Bowdle, South Dakota at 11:59 Tuesday night.

The quake’s depth was about 3.1 miles, according to the geological survey. No other details were immediately available.

Bowdle is a small town in Edmunds County, home to roughly 500 people, about 60 miles west of Aberdeen.

According to the USGS, the quake is the second in South Dakota this year. There was a magnitude 2.5 earthquake north of Platte on Aug. 25.

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

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