The Earthquakes Keep Coming: Two More Jolt North Texas Sunday, Monday

Dec 23, 2013

Another day, another earthquake in North Texas.

Two minor earthquakes were recorded within 24 hours in an area that's become an epicenter for seismic activity. About 30 earthquakes have jolted the region since early November.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 magnitude quake happened at 7:11 a.m. Monday about a mile southwest of the Parker County town of Reno. USGS says a 3.3 magnitude quake late Sunday morning was centered a mile south of Reno, in an area about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

The Parker County Sheriff's Office on Monday had no immediate reports of damage or injuries from either quake.

Several earthquakes have hit in or near Azle in recent weeks. KERA recently visited Azle to talk with residents about what it’s like to be in the epicenter. And what’s causing all of these quakes? Some scientists point to injection wells that are drilled to store wastewater from natural gas drilling.