M3.4 Quake Confirmed In Johnson County Saturday

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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VENUS, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed that a 3.4 magnitude quake occurred in Johnson County, TX near the town of Venus.

The temblor struck Saturday night at 11:52pm CST near the Johnson/Ellis county line.  Residents began reporting the event on social media shortly before midnight.

According to the USGS, the quake occurred about four miles north/northwest of Venus, TX and five miles south/southeast of Mansfield, TX.

Debbie Barns posted on the CBSDFW Facebook page that she felt the shaking “six miles south of Alvarado near I35!! Scary, never felt any before.” Shelley Jennings Luke also posted a report. “Heard a small bang (thought something fell on house from the wind) and then my seat shook back and forth for about 2 seconds. Northwest Mansfield/southwest Arlington area.” (Read More Facebook Comments Here)

Several area residents reported feeling two jolts – one large and one…

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