Earthquake Strikes Big Country Friday


ABILENE – U.S. Geologists are reporting a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Big Country Friday afternoon. 

According to information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake happened just after 1:00 p.m. Friday on the Scurry County/Fisher County divide. 

The quake was recorded about 10.3 miles northeast of Hermleigh, 15.6 miles east of Snyder, 24.2 miles northwest of Sweetwater, and 57.5 miles west northwest of Abilene. 

No further information has been released.

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