As a cold rain hit the Azle area overnight, so did another earthquake.
The latest quake, at least the 14th in North Texas — and 12th in Parker County — this month, was one of the strongest yet with a magnitude of 3.3, according to the United States Geological Survey. It hit at 1:43 a.m. and its epicenter was four miles west of Azle.
Elsie Ann Plaunty, administrative assistant to the Azle police chief, said the latest movement caused her windows to rattle.
“It sounded like it came from the north side of the house,” said Plaunty, who lives in Azle. “It was just a little bit of shaking.”
Before Monday, the last earthquake was at 3:43 a.m. Saturday, when a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was registered about two miles southwest of Reno, also in Parker County.
The most powerful quake was a 3.6 on Nov. 19, about a mile northwest of Azle.
Plaunty said despite the frequency, she is still surprised by the shaking and is thankful she knows the cause.
“Hopefully it’s not Godzilla,” she said.
Geophysicists have said that it takes a 4.5 to 5.0 magnitude earthquake to cause damage.