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8/9/10

Scurry County earthquake has Snyder residents talking

By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

SNYDER, TX (KCBD) - Scurry County was shaken for just a few seconds, but the earthquake that hit over the weekend has people talking.

The earthquake is the talk of the town. A 3.4 quake rattled Snyder Saturday night and although many didn't feel it, those who did weren't exactly sure what it was.

"I heard this loud noise and I thought it was a truck hitting the back of our house," says Pat Jones, Snyder Resident. She says that just after 8 p.m. Saturday, she was watching TV. "We got up and looked and couldn't find anything."

No damage was reported in the county and according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the center of the quake was about 20 miles northwest of Snyder.

"The bible says that earthquakes will be in diverse places, so you never know where they are going to be," says Jones.

Miranda Clark says she had no idea what it was. "I honestly thought it was you know when thunder rocks your house, that's what I felt."

She says just like that, it was over. "Just a few seconds, it wasn't long at all."

Instantly, Clark says that everyone was talking about it. "Snyder's so little it was on Facebook that night. Snyder had an earthquake, there was an explosion, nobody really knew the truth about it."

This is the second earthquake recorded in Snyder this year and according to the Snyder Daily News, the first was back in January and it measured a 2.9 on the Richter scale.

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