Tremor streak continues in North Texas

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Area earthquakes Earthquakes (and aftershocks) that have recently been felt in North Texas: Dec. 11: 2..5 magnitude, southwest of Pottsboro Dec. 10: 2.7 magnitude, east of Azle Dec. 9: 3.7 magnitude, north-northeast of Mineral Wells Dec. 8: 3.6 magnitude, north of Azle Dec. 3: 2.7 magnitude, north of Azle Nov. 29: 3.1 magnitude, near Reno Nov. 28: 3.6 magnitude, north of Mineral Wells Nov. 28: 2.8 magnitude, southwest of Jacksboro Nov. 26: 3.0 magnitude, Azle Nov. 25: 3.3 magnitude, near Azle Nov. 23: 2.9 magnitude, southwest of Reno Nov. 19: 3.6 magnitude, northwest of Azle Nov. 19: 2.5 magnitude, south-southwest of Reno Nov. 19: 2.8 magnitude, west of Azle Nov. 13: 2.6 magnitude, near Eagle Mountain Lake Nov. 11: 2.8 magnitude, near Briar Nov. 9: 3.0 magnitude, near Springtown Nov. 8: 2.4 magnitude, northwest of Azle Nov. 7: 2.9 magnitude, southwest of Springtown Nov. 6: 2.7 magnitude, south-southwest of Springtown Nov. 5: 2.6 magnitude, east of Reno; aftershock about 10 p.m. Nov. 1: 2.1 magnitude, near Richland Hills Source: U.S. Geological Survey Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/12/11/5410180/yet-another-quake-rattles-north.html#storylink=cpy

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The earthquake streak continues in North Texas.

A minor 2.5 magnitude tremor hit near Pottsboro along the Texas-Oklahoma border Wednesday, making it the fourth in as many days.

Since Nov. 1, North Texas has had more than 20 minor earthquakes in the area with no injuries reported or major damage.

The latest tremor was reported at 11:42 a.m. about three miles southwest of Pottosboro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo. Pottsboro is about 100 miles northeast of Fort Worth. The quake was about seven miles northwest of Sherman and about 10 miles west, southwest of Denison.

There were no reports of damage.

The recent tremor streaks began Sunday when a quake north of Azle registered at 3.6 magnitude.

On Monday, a 3.7 magnitude quake hit north-northeast of Mineral Wells, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s website.

The 3.7 magnitude tremor is the strongest in North Texas so far. Geophysicists have noted that it generally takes a 5.0 magnitude quake to cause structural damage.

A smaller earthquake, a 2.7 magnitude tremor, was felt at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday a mile east of Azle.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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