Tracking earthquakes and their effect on North Texas

Thanksgiving Earthquakes Rattle North of Mineral Wells

19 quakes recorded in North Texas this month

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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2 Quakes Recorded Near Mineral Wells

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Thursday morning's earthquakes, the purple pins north of Mineral Wells, were west of the recent string of quakes in Parker County.

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Two earthquakes were detected north of Mineral Wells early Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

First, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 1:58 a.m., a second quake, measuring 2.8, came almost an hour later at 2:41 a.m.

One NBC 5 viewer wrote in to say he was jolted out of bed by the first quake.  The USGS shake map for the first quake shows moderate shaking near the epicenter with light to moderate shaking extending into Tarrant County.  Weak movement was able to be felt throughout the area.

The epicenters for the Thanksgiving morning earthquakes were north of Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, west of the recent string of more than a dozen earthquakes in the Azle/Parker County area that have taken place since the start of November.  See a Google map here.

The 3.6 quake matches the strongest quake recorded this month.  The other 3.6 quake took place on Nov. 19 northwest of Azle.

Here are the USGS and NBC 5 reports of all North Texas earthquakes recorded in November:

  1. Nov. 28 - 2:41 a.m.: Magnitude 2.8, north of Mineral Wells
  2. Nov. 28 - 1:58 a.m.: Magnitude 3.6, north of Mineral Wells
  3. Nov. 26 - 2:03 p.m.: Magnitude 2.7 west-southwest of Azle | Story
  4. Nov. 26 - 8:24 a.m.: Magnitude 3.0 east of Azle | Story
  5. Nov. 25 - 7:55 p.m.: Magnitude 2.7 south-southeast of Azle
  6. Nov. 25 - 1:43 a.m.: Magnitude 3.3Story
  7. Nov. 23 - 3:43 a.m.: Magnitude 2.9 southwest of Reno | Story
  8. Nov. 20 - 11:53 p.m.: Magnitude 2.2
  9. Nov. 19 - 6:40 p.m.: Magnitude 3.6 north-northwest of Azle | Story
  10. Nov. 19 - 12:03 p.m.: Magnitude 2.8 west of Azle
  11. Nov. 19 - 11:57 a.m.: Magnitude 2.5 southwest of Reno
  12. Nov. 13 - 3:01 a.m.: Magnitude 2.6
  13. Nov. 11 - 2:30 a.m.: Magnitude 2.8 north of Azle | Story
  14. Nov. 9 - 1:54 p.m.: Magnitude 3.0 south of SpringtownStory
  15. Nov. 8 - 9:34 p.m. : Magnitude 2.4
  16. Nov. 7 - 10:32 p.m.: Magnitude 2.9 near Springtown
  17. Nov. 5 - 9:32 p.m.: Magnitude 2.6 east-southeast of RenoStory
  18. Nov. 2 - 12:45 a.m.: Magnitude 2.0
  19. Nov. 1 - 4:57 p.m.: Magnitude 2.1 east-northeast of Richland Hills | Story

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