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Discovering what is behind rash of earthquakes


An East Texas professor is trying to discover what is behind the recent outbreak of earthquakes in Timpson. He is trying to determine whether or not the quakes in Timpson back in May of last year are related to these more recent ones. There was not much damage left behind. The first quake was felt at around 4:52 PM with a magnitude of 4.1 Monday, then again just before 7 PM at a 4.3.

Stephen F. Austin State University geology professors have been working with the government to record any and every earthquake, even if it is not felt by humans. "In this case we're still trying to find out if these earthquakes that occurred yesterday is somehow linked to the ones we had in May of last year, which was May 17 when we had a 4.8.We still could regard that as the main shock," Doctor Wesley Brown, with Stephen F. Austin State University, says. He says the two earthquakes that were reported Monday could be considered aftershocks. Brown says it is not uncommon for aftershocks to occur a whole year after the earthquake.

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