Earthquake nudges Valentine area in northern Nebraska

VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a light earthquake has rattled a portion of north-central Nebraska.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred around 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Its epicenter was about 3 miles below ground at a spot about 7 miles south-southeast of Valentine. The agency says the tremor registered 3.3 on the Richter scale.

Eric Thacker is a dispatcher with the Cherry County Sheriff’s Office, and he says the office so far hasn’t received any reports of damage or injuries. But, he says, he and others in his office felt it

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