Residents in Snyder, Texas got rocked and rolled yesterday, when they experienced a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, the strongest yet in a series of recent earthquake activity.
The preliminary magnitude 4.4 quake happened around 7:30 a.m. Sunday about 11 miles north-northeast of Snyder in Scurry County, but was felt by people as far away as Lubbock 77 miles to the north and through much of East Texas and Louisiana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
As I noted in my previous posting about the earthquakes in Snyder, they are covered up with drilling. If you click on that previous posting you can see a love letter from industry.
UPDATE: From the comments, they had a 3.7 this morning.
UPDATE 2: And I just want to add something here: If you think a 4.4 earthquake did no damage, think again. Let’s see what happens to foundations of homes in a few weeks or months. Let’s be sure to watch all those pipelines in the ground. What about the drill pipe and the casing that is supposed to protect our water from contamination?