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Two small earthquakes rattled Ellis County early Sunday, followed by a stronger tremor at midafternoon.
The most recent quake, a 2.7 magnitude event, hit at 3:07 p.m. about two miles south of Midlothian off Hilltop Road.
The first struck at 4:35 a.m. in Waxahachie, recorded at 2.4 magnitude. It was centered along Ovilla Road, just northwest of the intersection of Interstate 35E and Highway 287.
A 2.5 quake followed at 6:56 a.m. near Glenn Heights, just south of the Dallas County line in the Stone Creek subdivison along Hampton Road.
The U.S. Geological Survey said all three quakes were measured at a depth of about 3 miles under the surface.
There were no reports of damage.