3.2 magnitude quake reported near Cleburne

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Posted on January 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 18 at 10:41 PM

3.2 magnitude earthquake

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck Wednesday afternoon at 4:31 p.m. near Cleburne.

The epicenter of the quake was 3.1 miles underground, located 50 miles southwest of Dallas.

News 8 was alerted to the quake by callers who said they felt the shaking.

"I thought someone crashed into our house," said Godley resident Sherri Thornhill, who shared her experience on Facebook.

"I live in Pecan Plantation," said Justin Payne. "Doors were rattling and the house shook for about 10 seconds."

"We live in North Cleburne," Steve Briley wrote. "Everything in the house shook and the walls were creaking. It lasted for about 3-4 seconds."

"Felt it in Joshua!" added Jill Cloud Smith.

But others checking in from Fort Worth, Keller, Crowley, Stephenville, Glen Rose, Dallas, Midlothian, Sanger and Euless said they felt nothing.

There have been no initial reports of damage.

This was the fifth earthquake in North Texas in the past six months. Previous tremors were located in Dallas, Ellis and Johnson counties.

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