January 12, 2014

Another minor earthquake reported near Azle

A 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon near Azle, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey.

The shaking continues in North Texas.

A 2.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:55 p.m. Saturday near Azle, but no major damage was reported, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Sunday on its website.

The quake was about 3 miles east-southeast of Azle with the epicenter at Eagle Mountain Lake.

Since Nov. 1, North Texas has had more than 25 minor quakes in the area.

A second meeting on earthquakes in the area is today in Azle.

The Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project, the North Central Texas Communities Alliance and former Dish Mayor Calvin Tillman will present information at 6:30 p.m. at the Azle Community Center, 404 W. Main St.

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter sponsored a Jan. 2 meeting at Azle High School, where more than 800 residents attended. Agency officials heard a litany of complaints of property damage and disruption but provided no additional answers or information about the quakes.

Last week, railroad commissioners approved adding a seismologist to the agency’s staff to investigate links between energy production and seismic events.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

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