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More earthquakes hit near Azle

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More earthquakes shook North Texas on Sunday and early Monday. That makes 30 quakes in the area since Nov. 1.

At about 7:15 a.m. Monday a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit southwest of Reno. Sunday morning a quake with the same magnitude rattled the same area near Azle on the Tarrant-Parker county line.

The tremors were on the stronger side. The US Geological survey there have been 10 3.0 or stronger since the beginning on November.

John Hamilton's a native of Texas and is not a fan of his retirement home being rattled every couple of days.

"It's very frustrating because you don't know what's going to happen next!  They vary in magnitude a lot and I understand every point it goes up it is ten times worse than one before," he said.

His daughter Kim lives upstairs and she is starting to see signs the quakes are starting to take a toll. 

"We have one crack that's actually over here and it starts there and it goes all the way up," she said.

Along with the cracks, the nail heads appear to be popping out of the sheet rock, and Kim believes the quakes feel stronger upstairs, hence the cracks in the walls.

The neighbors feel the tremors too and every quake stirs emotions and questions in their minds… is it going to grow?  When will they stop?

The Texas Railroad Commission, the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, said it has no data linking hydraulic fracturing to earthquakes and no significant correlations between the seismic activity and injection wells.

SMU has a research team placing seismic equipment in a 5-6 mile area around Reno and Azle.  Their hope is to collect enough information to determine what if anything other than mother nature is causing the quakes.

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