One injury reported in East Texas earthquake
POSTED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:19pm
TIMPSON, TX (KETK) — The USGS confirms that a magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck 3 miles east of Timpson, Texas, at around 3:15 Thursday morning.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the only injury report they received is an elderly woman who fell out of bed and received a small cut to her arm. The quake caused broken windows and dishes, but no major damage has been reported. TXDOT says they are in the area checking roads and bridges for any damage.
The quake was felt within 75 miles of its epicenter.
This is the second earthquake to strike the area in the last week. The last was on May 10.
Viewers have been calling and emailing the newsroom with reports of the ground shaking. Viewer Tad Bailey said, "I live in Timpson and was startled awake by the force of this morning's earthquake. I thought it was worse than the last even before I heard that it was a 4.3. I have driven around town and have seen no readily visible damage, but of course, it is still dark."
Click here to see KETK's report on the earthquake that hit the Garrison area last Thursday.