Another earthquake felt in northeast Parker County

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Parker County residents may have felt the earth move Saturday for at least the 10th time since Nov. 5.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 2.9-magnitude earthquake at 3:43 a.m. about two miles southwest of Reno, which is in the county’s northeast quadrant.

The quake was felt by people in Azle, Newark, Springtown and on Fort Worth’s northwest side, said John Bellini, a USGS geophysicist.

“It looks like it was the fifth quake since Nov. 19,” Bellini said.

There have been 10 earthquakes of 2.5 or greater magnitude in the Parker County area this month, Bellini said.

Three quakes struck the area Tuesday, Bellini said. A 2.5-magnitude at 11:57 a.m. was followed at 12:03 p.m. by a 2.8, and at 6:40 p.m. by a 3.6.

Bellini had no record of a Wednesday quake that an earlier report referred to, but explained that the USGS often doesn’t keep track of anything less than 2.5.

“It wouldn’t be surprising that people would feel something that’s too small to record,” Bellini said. “We won’t necessarily register something below 2.4 magnitude. The thing that was felt Wednesday night was too small for us to get anything.”

Terry Evans, 817-390-7620 Twitter: @fwstevans

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