3.3-magnitude earthquake hits near Azle

Earthquake

Credit: WFAA

3.3-magnitude earthquake hits near Azle

Print
Email
|

WFAA

Posted on December 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Perhaps we should write a story when there's not an earthquake near Azle.

For the 14th time in the last 30 days, people who live northwest of Fort Worth have felt the earth rumble. The latest incident was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at 11:31 a.m. Sunday as a 3.3-magnitude quake.

It was centered two miles northwest of Azle, just north of Willow Wood Drive.

"Shook my bed and made the walls creak," wrote Azle resident Kim Johnson, who was upstairs in a two-story home. "We now have a few cracks in our vaulted ceilings upstairs. When will it end?"

Writing on the WFAA Facebook page, Sandra Tingle said she's worried about liability. "My insurance company told me unless a fault line is determined to be under your property, it's not covered," she said.

Sunday's tremor is the fourth-strongest in the past month. The most powerful registered 3.7-magnitude and struck 30 miles west of Azle on December 9.

 

Print
Email
|