3.1-magnitude earthquake rattles Gonzales County

May 14, 2019 - 8:50 am

GONZALES COUNTY, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- A 3.1 magnitude earthquake rattled a part of south Texas early Tuesday morning.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake, at 5:52 a.m. Tuesday morning, was centered about a mile northwest of the town of Smiley, about 70 miles south of Austin. The quake was about 3 miles below the surface.

It's the third minor earthquake in less than a week in the same general area, southeast of San Antonio. In addition to today's earthquake:

  • a 3.1-magnitude quake just south of Westhoff on May 12
  • a 3.0-magnitude quake southeast of Stockdale on May 10

The USGS says a 2.2-magnitude quake was detected northwest of Yorktown on April 23.



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