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4.1 magnitude earthquake rattles East Texas

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Read-out from the U.S. Geological Survey's seismometer Read-out from the U.S. Geological Survey's seismometer
TIMPSON, TX (KLTV) -

An earthquake shook East Texas on Monday afternoon. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.1 magnitude rattled the ground. Its epicenter was about two miles west-northwest of Timpson. The earthquake occurred at 4:52 p.m.

Timpson is about 25 miles northeast of Nacogdoches. 

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

Timpson police Officer Adam Renfro says he had received reports of dishes and pictures falling from walls but no significant damage.

This is the tenth earthquake to hit Shelby County since May 2012.

RECENT EAST TEXAS EARTHQUAKE TIMELINE
•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.
•January 25, 2013 - (4.1) W of Timpson.
•January 29, 2013 - (2.8) S of Timpson
•January 31, 2013 - (2.7) S of Timpson
•September 2, 2013 - (4.1) 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 in Northeast Texas.

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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