7th earthquake this month strikes North Texas

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Early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Service recorded the seventh earthquake to hit the area since Nov. 1.

This one, a 2.8-magnitude quake, occurred about 2:30 a.m. Monday and was centered about a mile west of Briar and 7 miles north of Azle.

Like five other recent quakes, it was in the Azle-Springtown area.

The strongest, a 3.0, occurred at 1:54 p.m. Saturday near Springtown.

The first, a 2.6-magnitude quake about 2 miles east of Reno, was at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and was followed at 10 p.m. by an aftershock. On Wednesday, a 2.7-magnitude quake was reported at 11:05 a.m., about 3 miles south-southwest of Springtown. Springtown also felt a 2.9-magnitude quake at 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Nov. 1, a 2.1-magnitude quake was reported in Tarrant County near Richland Hills.

This report contains material from Star-Telegram archives.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698 Twitter: @fwhanna

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