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Earthquake Reported Outside of San Antonio on Saturday Morning

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It sounds strange to read that an earthquake occurred in Texas over the weekend, but MySA.com writes that the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.5 magnitude quake on Saturday morning outside of San Antonio. A more exact location of the activity is described as “…approximately 16 miles southwest of Poth, near Fashing in Atascosa County. The earthquake was 3 miles deep.”

It’s possible that most people in the area didn’t feel the quake at all, while others may have felt a slight motion, but it wasn’t cause for any alarm. The local sheriff offices in the region said they didn’t receive any calls about the incident, and no injuries nor damage has been reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, an earthquake with a 3.5 magnitude falls between a level two and three on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. A level two means that very few people will feel the quake, and it’s more likely to be noticed on an upper level of a building. Like a level two, a level three is a bit more noticeable, but “…many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibrations similar to the passing of a truck.”