Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Azle

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Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Azle

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 8 at 10:33 AM

3.6-magnitude earthquake

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The US Geological Survey recorded a 3.6 magnitude earthquake 1 mile northwest of Azle at 12:10 a.m. Sunday.

The epicenter was along the 300 block of Elmwood Street.

"We felt it in Aurora," wrote Pam McKinzie on WFAA's Facebook page. That's about 11 miles north of the epicenter.  "The house moved and other things in the house did, too. Dogs were spooked."

"We felt it here in Boyd," added Denise L. Crayton, also north of Azle. "Shook the walls and windows here near Briar," Ricky Harper said.

Over the last 30 days, there have been 16 earthquakes in North Texas measured at magnitude 2.5 or stronger.  Sunday morning's event was the third 3.6 tremor, which is the strongest felt.

"Maybe the ground is shivering from the cold," quipped Shane Kiel.

And Janell Piña-Gobea posed this timely question: "Will it break up all the ice?"

 

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