Minor Quake Shakes Burleson, Southern Fort Worth | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Minor Quake Shakes Burleson, Southern Fort Worth



    (Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012)

    A minor earthquake hit just east of Burleson on Wednesday night.

    The 2.6-magnitude quake's epicenter was about two miles east of Burleson, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website.

    The quake struck at 8:10 p.m. at a depth of about 8.1 miles, the USGS said.

    Fire and police in Fort Worth, Everman and surrounding areas were inundated with calls reporting the earthquake.

    Viewers contacted NBC 5 shortly after the quake, saying they felt their houses shake.

    NBC 5's Keaton Fox said the earthquake jolted him awake in south Fort Worth near Burleson. His neighbors also felt it and starting shouting, he said.