Sunday, February 24, 2013
Two small earthquakes buzzed in Ellis County early Sunday
Folks living in Waxahachie, DeSoto, Red Oak, Lancaster, and other towns south of Dallas may have felt a slight shake or two this morning thanks to two rather small earthquakes that occurred about two and a half hours apart in Ellis County.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the first of the morning quakes — a 2.4 — at 4:35 a.m. four miles north of Waxahachie. The exact epicenter was a house just west of Interstate 35E off Ovilla Road. The USGS measured the quake three miles down.
Then, at 6:56 a.m., there was another about 10 miles north – a 2.5 magnitude quake epicentered in Glenn Heights, also along IH-35E and close to the Dallas-Ellis County line. Folks from Cedar Hill to Lancaster to Midlothian report having felt that one, which was also 3.1 miles underground.
Both were so small there may have been a little wake-and-shaking this morning, but no damage.
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