Tracking earthquakes and their effect on North Texas

First Quake of 2014 Recorded Near Azle

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014  |  Updated 10:28 AM CDT
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First Quake of 2014 Recorded Near Azle

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Pinpoints plot earthquakes recorded near Azle since Nov., 2013. November quakes are in orange, December quakes in red and January quakes in blue.

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After a very shaky November and December, most of North Texas has enjoyed some relative seismic silence in 2014.

Until this weekend anyway.

On Saturday, the United States Geologic Survey reported a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Azle, with the epicenter under Eagle Mountain Lake.

The quake was reported just before 3 p.m.  On the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, the quake registed a III, which indicates weak shaking and no damage reported.

In the Azle area, there were 15 quakes recorded in November and another seven in December.  Saturday's quake was the first recorded this year for cluster.  

See a Google map here of all North Texas earthquakes recorded by the USGS since November.

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