4 earthquakes rattle Texas in the span of 12 hours

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

This map from the USGS shows the locations of earthquakes that happened in Texas between Sept. 30, 2019 and Oct. 1, 2019.

HOUSTON - Four earthquakes rattled parts of Texas over a nearly 12-hour period that started Monday afternoon.

According to the United States Geologic Survey, the first, and largest, of the temblors was a 4.0 magnitude quake reported at 4:47 p.m. Monday near Snyder, Texas. That’s about 80 miles northwest of Abilene. 

That tremor was followed by a 3.8 magnitude quake in nearly the same area at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday. 

A 3.2 magnitude quake was reported about an hour later near Alvarado, Texas, which is about 30 miles south of Fort Worth.

At 6:20 a.m., another quake was reported near Snyder, Texas. It was much smaller, measuring 2.5 magnitude.

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