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Second, stronger earthquake rattles East Texas

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a second earthquake shook East Texas around 6:51 p.m. on Monday evening. 

The second earthquake, which measured 4.3 on the Richter Scale, occurred two miles west-northwest of Timpson, near where the first earthquake, a 4.1, occurred just two hours earlier.

East Texans reported feeling the first earthquake in Mt. Enterprise, Garrison, Gladewater and Henderson and Appleby. A viewer in Garrison says that earthquake shook her house for about 15 seconds. 

Timpson is about 25 miles northeast of Nacogdoches. 

This is now the 14th earthquake to rattle Shelby County since May 2012.

•May 10, 2012 - (3.9) NW of Timpson
•May 17, 2012 - (4.8) ENE of Timpson
•May 20, 2012 - (2.7) SSW of Timpson
•May 26, 2012 - (2.5) SE of Timpson
•June 16, 2012 - (2.1) SSW of Timpson
•December 7, 2012 - (2.8) SW of Timpson
•December 22, 2012 - (2.6) SE of Timpson
•January 25, 2013 - (4.1) W of Timpson
•January 29, 2013 - (2.8) S of Timpson
•January 31, 2013 - (3.0) S of Timpson
•January 31, 2013 - (2.8) WNW of Timpson
•February 3, 2013 - (2.1) WNW of Center
•September 2, 2013 - (4.1) WNW of Timpson
•September 2, 2013 - (4.3) WNW of Timpson

Another series of moderate earthquakes hit Sabine County on April 23, 1964. According to the USGS, Hemphill was near the epicenter of the 4.4 magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks were reported in Pineland, Hemphill, and Milam. Cracked wallpaper and plaster were the only damage reported. More tremors, reaching 4.2 in magnitude, were reported in May, June, and August of that year.

In 1957, several shocks were reported at 4.7 in magnitude in the Gladewater area.

You can receive instant alerts about earthquakes in East Texas by downloading our StormTracker Weather app, free for iPhone, Android, and iPad. For existing users, check the "Earthquake" selection in the settings tab.

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