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April 30, 2011

Little Minnesota quake

Early this morning western Minnesota got a little thump from below as a tiny earthquake rattled the kettle-lake-studded rural region around the small town of Alexandria. The epicenter was just north of highway 52, about halfway between Minneapolis and Fargo, and at a “weak” magnitude of 2.5 was only noticed by a smattering of light sleepers at 2:20am. The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a decidedly enthusiastic article reporting the rare occurrence. …