SCURRY and FISHER COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Another earthquake has been recorded in the Scurry-Fisher County area, marking the 5th seismic event in this area since Monday.

The latest earthquake was a magnitude 2.8 on the Richter scale, occurring around 3:08 p.m. Wednesday 11 miles north-northeast of Hermleigh, 15.6 miles east-northeast of Snyder, 25.1 miles northwest of Sweetwater, and 58 miles west-northwest of Abilene.

Four additional earthquakes have also been recorded in this area over the past 3 days.

Data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the following information about the four other earthquakes:

  • August 17 (6:19 a.m.) – magnitude 3.1
    • 11.5 miles northwest of Hermleigh
    • 16.1 miles north-northeast of Snyder
    • 57.8 miles east northwest of Abilene
  • August 16 (7:30 p.m.) – magnitude 3.8
    • 10.8 miles of north-northeast of Hermleigh
    • 15.2 miles west northeast of Snyder
    • 25.5 miles northwest of Sweetwater
    • 58.5 miles east northwest of Abilene
  • August 16 (7:29 a.m.) – magnitude 3.0
    • 11 miles south northeast of Hermleigh
    • 15.5 miles west northeast of Snyder
    • 25.3 miles northwest of Sweetwater
    • 58.2 miles east northwest of Abilene
  • August 15 (8:22 a.m.) – magnitude 2.6
    • 5.6 miles south northeast of Hermleigh
    • 11.9 miles east of Snyder
    • 24.1 miles northwest of Sweetwater

There were also 2 earthquakes recorded less than 10 miles away from Snyder this month – a magnitude 2.2 recorded August 7 and a magnitude 2.5 recorded August 5.

(Information from BigCountryHomepage.com)