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Earthquakes strike East Texas

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The trembling ground may have had some East Texans a little shaken up on Labor Day.  The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes near the town of Timpson. 

The first quake was recorded at 4:52 p.m. and registered 4.1 on the Richter Scale.  The second, a slightly stronger 4.3 magnitude quake, was recorded at 6:51 p.m.  No significant damage was reported, although some residents said they witnessed pictures and dishes falling from walls.

Timpson is located in Shelby Co, approximately 25 miles northeast of Nacagdoches.

The town is located near the Mount Enterprise fault zone, an area that experiences frequent tremors. 

The strongest recorded earthquake to ever strike Texas was on August 16, 1931 near Valentine in Jeff Davis Co.  The quake measured an impressive 6.4 on the Richter scale.

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