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Wilson County News
October 20, 2011, 9:10am
5,689 views | 16 comments

PDFsa-eq-questionnaire.pdf

FLORESVILLE (questionnaire PDF below) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed South Texas was shaken at approximately 7:24 a.m. today by an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was approximately 47 miles south/southeast of San Antonio, in the Pleasanton area.

Although not an everyday occurrence, earthquakes periodically shake the region. A magnitude 2.6 quake was recorded Jan. 9, with primary reports in the Falls City area. The area also recorded a magnitude 4.3 earthquake in 1993.

Reports this morning to the Wilson County News have come from across the readership area. Readers in La Vernia and Floresville reported floors shaking and feeling the ground rumble beneath them.

Did you experience the earthquake this morning? Post your comments here!

***See below to download the PDF version of a questionnaire prepared by scientists at The University of Texas in Austin. The survey is to aid studies in the 20 October 2011 tremor that shook portions of southern Texas. After completion of the questionnaire, it can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the appropriate corresponding method listed. Whether or not you or members of your household felt the earthquake in the early morning of October 20, 2011, your efforts in completing the questionnaire are appreciated.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
October 27, 2011 8:34pm
 
The quake was originally reported that it was 4.6 but the U.S. Geological Survey later changed it to 4.8.

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
October 21, 2011 9:12am
 
Retired geology professor provides special lesson Epicenter of 4.8 quake is 30 miles from his home. By Dee Dixon (theranger.org) The 4.8 magnitude earthquake today in Karnes City caused waves felt at 7:24 a.m. this morning. ... More ›

 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
October 21, 2011 9:05am
 
Readers, check out the questionnaire provided in PDF form with this article above to help scientists at the University of Texas in Austin. Your experiences can be used to further their work!

 
*HelpAutism*  
FLO-TOWN  
October 20, 2011 11:02pm
 
I was laying in bed with my son and I felt my bed shaking and I sat up quickly and I thought the devil was in my house. My husband then woke up and asked if I was running in the trailer and I said no. I told him was your bed ... More ›

 
Michael Brunt  
October 20, 2011 5:29pm
 
TO ALL READERS: I am a science teacher working with UT-Austin doing research on the recent earthquake and in need of your help. For those of you that felt the earthquake and are willing, I have a questionnaire that would be very ... More ›

 
LarryJohn  
La Vernia  
October 20, 2011 4:20pm
 
With the foundation at the Court House. Glad no one was there that early. Those old bricks could have failed and the place cave in. I like Saleem's comment about the ground being "angry." Maybe pumping all that ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 20, 2011 3:47pm
 
The dogs were cutting up and running around like crazy at that time in St. Hedwig, but we didn't feel anything.

 
Saleem Khobar  
sa  
October 20, 2011 3:22pm
 
Oh my my my. Allah has opened the earth. I have come to Texas to make the living on the oil but in my land the ground stays under foot. The Eagle Ford Shale fracking makes the ground angry.

 
Monica Quiroga  
Floresville, TX  
October 20, 2011 1:20pm
 
Glad y'all are safe. The weather has been so crazy lately. Record winds in Lubbock and in West TX this week, turned over an airplane at the Lubbock airport. We had a huge (think Wizard of Oz) wall of dirt hit our town that ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
October 20, 2011 1:03pm
 
Well, I noticed something. It felt and sounded like a tremendous gust of wind hit the house. There was an audible noise like a collision or a shock wave and you could feel it. It wasn't like a shaking or trembling as with most ... More ›

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