Quake rattles Reno, other communities west of Eagle Mountain Lake

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A 2.6-magnitude earthquake Tuesday night, centered about two miles east of Reno, rattled the area where three counties meet west of Eagle Mountain Lake, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake was reported about 8:30 p.m., said Susan Hoover, a seismologist at the USGS Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.

The epicenter was between Reno and Pelican Bay, Hoover said.

“As far as earthquakes go, it is very small,” she said. “Generally an earthquake this size does not cause very much damage, but it can be felt, and it will get people’s attention.”

The area is where Parker, Wise and Tarrant counties meet. Light shaking was felt from Newark in southeast Wise County to Azle to the south, the USGS said.

The last quake in Tarrant County was Nov. 1 near Richland Hills. It registered a magnitude of 2.1, Hoover said.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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