Fort Worth

November 26, 2013

Quake No. 15 felt by some in northeast Parker County

People report feeling “weak” and “light” shaking after a magnitude-3.0 earthquake near Azle.

Again Tuesday morning, people in northeast Parker County felt the earth shudder.

For the second consecutive day, and the 15th time in North Texas this month, a minor earthquake was recorded, this one at 8:24 a.m.

Nineteen people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt “weak” or “light” shaking.

The quake had a magnitude of 3.0, according to the Geological Survey’s website.

On Monday, a quake with a magnitude of 3.3 was reported at 1:43 a.m. Its epicenter was 4 miles west of Azle.

On Saturday, a 2.9-magnitude quake was recorded at 3:43 a.m. about 2 miles southwest of Reno in Parker County.

The most powerful quake so far was a 3.6 on Nov. 19 about a mile northwest of Azle.

Geophysicists have said it typically takes a magnitude of 4.5 to 5.0 to cause damage.

The Geological Survey website has a section titled “ Did you feel it?” where people can note what they were doing, their reactions and their difficulty performing tasks during the quake.

Staff writer Monica S. Nagy contributed to this report.

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