Parts of North Texas shaken by minor earthquake

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Associated Press

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 8:32 AM

OVILLA, Texas (AP) — Parts of North Texas have been shaken by a minor earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 2.4 magnitude earthquake happened at 8:37 a.m. CDT Wednesday. The quake was centered just west of Ovilla (oh-VIL'-uh), about 20 miles south of Dallas.

The Ellis County Sheriff's Department had no immediate reports of anyone hurt or damage from the earthquake.

Ovilla is a town of about 3,500.

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