Historic Earthquakes

Near Merriman, Nebraska
1964 March 28 10:08:46 UTC
Magnitude 5.1
Intensity VII

Largest Earthquake in Nebraska

Many cracks formed in the roadway south of Merriman, and steep slopes slumped into the Niobrara River. Merchandise in stores was broken, dishes were broken, and stucco under windows cracked. At Alliance, about 135 kilometers southwest of Merriman, part of a chimney cap fell on a house; at Rushville, about 35 kilometers southwest of Merriman, plaster fell and a wall cracked. Also felt in Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

See also the earthquake on 1877 November 15.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.