The earthquake was epicentered near the border of Palo Pinto, Jack and Parker Counties or about 17km NNE of Mineral Wells, Texas. The quake was registered at 3:23am on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Earthquakes in Oklahoma are not uncommon, especially this decade. However earthquakes epicentered in North Texas and Texoma are extremely rare...or I should say rare at this time; that could always change.
For more information on this earthquake click this LINK to USGS.gov.
For more information on who felt the temblor and who reported feeling it the the United States Geological Survey click this LINK to go to the SHAKE MAP.
As of 9:03am Monday so far only 10 folks have responded to feeling the earthquake in the area. Folks in all surrounding counties reported feeling it. But for a 3.7 magnitude quake the number of those reporting feeling the quake is an unusually low number however that could be due to the fact the earthquake occurred at night.
Those that did report feeling the earthquake reported it with a shaking of 'light' which is consistent with a quake of this magnitude.
According to Mike Campbell of Texoma Country Morning on KFDX TV 3 (on Twitter @texomacountrytv) authorities are expected to inspect the Dam at Possum Kingdom Lake to make sure there are no cracks from a similar quake that happened earlier. If that is accurate I expect this will accelerate the process of inspecting the dam.
To report what you might have felt or even if you did NOT feel the quake you can go to this USGS LINK to make your report.
To report to us what you felt you can post your comments on our KFDX Facebook page by clicking this sentence.
Or you can post your reponse to what you felt by posting to my personal Facebook page for Bryan Rupp.
KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp.
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