Another Earthquake Hits Azle
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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - Another earthquake has hit near the North Texas town of Azle.
The latest quake hit Tuesday morning, with a magnitude of 2.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter was near Azle, northwest of Fort Worth. Since November, there have been more than 20 earthquakes in the general area.
On Monday, SMU announced it will start studying the quakes around Azle as soon as this week.
Also on Monday, the USGS reported a 3.7 magnitude earthquake happened at 3:23 a.m. and was centered about 11 miles north-northeast of Mineral Wells.
Two prior tremors were detected last week between Mineral Wells and Jacksboro, from 50 to 55 miles northwest of Fort Worth, according to USGS.
The first registered a 2.8 magnitude and came shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday. A scale used by the USGS describes that as a vibration feeling like the passage of light trucks. The second, at 2.41 a.m. Thursday checked in as a 3.6-magnitude quake, a vibration feeling like passing of heavy trucks.
No damage or injuries have been reported.
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