Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rare Earthquake hits south of San Antonio Texas
CAMPBELLTON, Texas (KXAN/AP) - An earthquake centered in Campbellton, Texas shook the area early Thursday morning, which reportedly rattled homes and caused faint tremors in downtown San Antonio.

Preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit at 7:24 a.m. in the area about 50 miles south of San Antonio.

Earthquakes are not common in Texas, and according to the USGS, Texas -- along with several other states -- has not had an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 or greater for at least 30 years.

The USGS site indicates the state has seen only one historic earthquake, which happened near Valentine and had a 5.8 magnitude.

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