3 minor earthquakes shake North Texans

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A whole lotta shaking was going on in North Texas on Sunday.

Three minor earthquakes were reported near Waxahachie, DeSoto and Midlothian.

No damage was reported.

A 2.4-magnitude earthquake centered about four miles north of Waxahachie hit at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The second quake, of magnitude 2.5, struck two miles south of DeSoto at 6:56 a.m.

"Typically, people near the center of it will feel it," Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said Sunday. "Those size quakes don't cause much damage."

The third quake, of magnitude 2.7, was reported at 3:07 p.m. near Midlothian.

"We don't expect to see damage with a quake like that," geophysicist Rafael Abreu said from the Geological Survey.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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