An earthquake that registered 2.8 on the Richter scale hit about a half mile west-southwest of Reno about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the agency, 77 people across seven ZIP codes had reported feeling the tremor as of 8 p.m. Wednesday. Reno is a town of about 2,500 residents 22 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
A peer-reviewed article by researchers from Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Geological Survey found that 27 earthquakes near Reno and Azle from November 2013 to January 2014 were likely caused by operations related to natural gas drilling.
In North Texas, no earthquakes larger than 2.7 magnitude occurred in 2016. The agency considers a magnitude 2.7 earthquake to be the level at which ground shaking can be felt. An earthquake of 4.0 can cause minor damage.