4.3 earthquake hits East TX - Tucson News Now

4.3 earthquake hits East TX

The most significant damage so far being reported at the Ollie Barrett residence, where numerous bricks from their chimney came crashing down into their living room, along with their 52 inch television that was mounted over the fireplace. The most significant damage so far being reported at the Ollie Barrett residence, where numerous bricks from their chimney came crashing down into their living room, along with their 52 inch television that was mounted over the fireplace.
Jo Anna Godfrey sent in these photos showing her home entertainment center before and after the 4.3 quake that rattled her home in near Lake Timpson. Jo Anna Godfrey sent in these photos showing her home entertainment center before and after the 4.3 quake that rattled her home in near Lake Timpson.
Damage from Thursday morning quake, sent in by Jo Anna Godfrey, from near Lake Timpson, Texas Damage from Thursday morning quake, sent in by Jo Anna Godfrey, from near Lake Timpson, Texas
TIMPSON, TX (KSLA) -

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck three miles east of the city of Timpson at 3:12 a.m. Thursday.

Viewers from as far away as Mt. Enterprise, TX all the way to Bienville Parish, Louisiana made calls to the KSLA News 12 newsroom after feeling the earth shake.

The Stormtracker 12 Weather Team tracked the quake to a depth of 5 kilometers. 

So far no major damage was reported, but an elderly Timpson woman was hurt when she fell out of bed and cut her arm. There have been some reports of minor damage, including broken dishes and windows. Jo Anna Godfrey, who lives near Lake Timpson, sent in pictures of her home entertainment center before and after the quake, showing shattered statuettes, crystal and other items scattered on the floor.

The most significant damage so far being reported at the Ollie Barrett residence, where numerous bricks from their chimney came crashing down into their living room, along with their 52 inch television that was mounted over the fireplace. This is the second time in a week an earthquake has hit near Timpson. Last Thursday a 3.7 quake rattled the area.

View the earthquake history for Texas from the USGS

"I was awakened because I was rolling around in bed and there was a loud, loud rumbling noise," Barrett said. "And there was a lot of crashing."

Barrett also felt the earthquake last week.

"I was home then," she said. "This one was much, much worse. That one was very frightening. But not a lot of damage and this one was much worse."

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