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KCCR: Earthquake rocks Pierre-Fort Pierre area

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An earthquake of 3.4 magnitude rocked the Pierre-Fort Pierre Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by KCCR radio.

Julie Dutton of the USGS told the radio station that no major damage was reported from the earthquake reported at about 2:30 p.m. The tremor shook buildings and resulted in a loud boom, and people came out of homes to check what happened, according to KCCR.

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Dutton told the station that the epicenter was one mile west of Pierre and one mile northeast of Fort Piere.

While Dutton told the station that there is always a possibility of aftershocks, she says most of these earthquakes are single, isolated shocks.

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