Another Minor Earthquake Rattles North Texas

DALLAS (AP) – Texas has had another minor earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.7 magnitude earthquake happened at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday and was centered 16 miles east-northeast of Cleburne. The area is 29 miles southwest of Dallas.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported.

USGS says the last earthquake in Texas happened Nov. 24. The 3.0 magnitude quake was centered 17 miles north-northeast of Snyder, in West Texas.

A rare South Texas earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude happened Oct. 20, centered 37 miles northwest of Beeville. Nobody was hurt and no major damage was reported.

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One Comment

  1. FedUpTxn says:

    When we have earthquakes where rarely any occur, freezing temperatures in the south, and 60’s in the northeast in December, one has to wonder what is happening to our planet!

  2. darrell says:

    keep on fracturing. im sure destabillizing deep bedrock beneath us will have no adverse affects on the planet.

  3. susan says:

    people who are not into geology fail to realize that there are many,many faultlines criscrossing the us..the only one people seem to think about is the san andreu because it is so large and could cause massive damage if it truly moves..the earthquakes occurring in texas and oklahoma could possibly be caused by a drilling technique called “fracking”, which is forcing movement on some areas of small fracturing already in the earths iis disconcerting to those who se usual concerns are strong thunderstorms, tornadoes and freezxin weather..

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