More earthquakes strike in NW Louisiana

The arrow in the graphic above points to Blanchard, where another earthquake struck northwest Louisiana Thursday night.

By T. Scott Boatright

During what seems to be becoming a more and more common occurrence, there was a whole lot of shaking going on in northwest Louisiana Thursday night.

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was recorded around 7:43 p.m. Thursday west of Blanchard, near the border with Texas. The earthquake was reported to be felt as far away as Shreveport.

It was the latest in a series of earthquakes in or near the northwestern corner of Louisiana. A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was registered across the border in Uncertain, Texas early Thursday morning.

On April 1, a 3.0 earthquake was reported west of Blanchard, and about 12 miles northwest of Shreveport. That earthquake was reported to be centered 3.1 miles under the ground.


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