SCURRY COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Another earthquake has been recorded in Scurry County, 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 south southwest of Hermleigh, 15.6 miles west southwest of Snyder, 25.1 miles southeast of Sweetwater, and 58 miles east southeast 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 each of the earthquakes:

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