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Third earthquake in one week rattles East Texas

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SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A 2.7 earthquake rattled East Texas Thursday afternoon. It is the third earthquake to hit the area in one week.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting the earthquake hit 2 miles south of Timpson around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday. On Tuesday, a 2.8 earthquake hit Timpson at about 6:31 p.m. On Friday, January 25, a 4.1 magnitude quake shook the same area.

This is the ninth earthquake to hit Shelby County since May of last year.

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

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