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Earthquake hits Texas for the 20th time in 30 days



3.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Falls City in Karnes County, Texas

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Falls City in Karnes County, Texas, on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The quake occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m., about three kilometres northeast of Falls City within Karnes County, with a depth of 3.7 kilometres, the USGS disclosed.

There is no available information regarding any damages or injuries resulting from the quake as of Thursday.

The seismic event marks the 20th earthquake in the area with a magnitude of 2.5 or higher within the past 30 days.

The most significant quake, registering at 4.7, was recorded on February 17.


The initial quake struck just prior to 11:30 p.m. on July 18, 2023, measuring at a magnitude of 3.9. Subsequently, less than an hour later, a 3.2-magnitude quake occurred.

Fortunately, no damages were reported from either seismic event.

In September of last year, Karnes County experienced a sequence of four quakes over the span of a week.

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