Just how mad at us is Mother Nature?
I'm struck by the fact that if these tremors had been very much bigger, there could have been some serious consequences. This kinda makes you wonder if this might have been just a warning or maybe a wake up call!
I don't know what you think, but I'll bet that this certainly got the attention of folks in Cleburne!
This story is from the Houston Chronicle and I thought it was pretty interesting!
© 2009 The Associated Press
CLEBURNE, Texas — Another small earthquake — the seventh in about a month — has been reported in the North Texas town of Cleburne.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 2.0-magnitude quake there Friday morning.
Before early June, an earthquake had never hit the town of 22,000 people about 50 miles southwest of Dallas. That's left some city officials and residents to wonder whether natural gas drilling in the area could be contributing to the tremors.
Two weeks ago, seismographs were placed in the city for about six months, after which researchers will report on the seismic activity to city officials.
So far, the strongest quake in the area has had a magnitude of 2.8.
No damage or injuries have been reported from any of the tremors.
Something tells me I don't want to be around when anything that big (or small) hits in Houston! There might not be any visible damage in the town, but I can tell you for sure that in my case, a change of undergarments would definitely be in order!
Now let's get some fresh coffee this morning...maybe it will help to get us moving ! (pun intended!)