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Small quake shakes southern Black Hills

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CUSTER (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small early morning earthquake rumbled in the Black Hills.

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KOTA radio reports that sensors detected the quake in Custer State Park near the Black Hills Playhouse and Center Lake at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday.

The location is about 8 miles south of Mount Rushmore, or 20 miles south-southwest of Rapid City.

It registered 3.5 on the Richter scale at a depth of 4 kilometers.

The USGS says it is unlikely that many felt the quake unless they were very close to the epicenter. There are no reports of damage.

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