Small earthquake jolts South Texas
Sara Inés Calderón: Express-News
FALLS CITY — Diana Sherman was startled awake Monday morning by a loud thud that sounded to her like someone had fallen out of bed.
In fact, it was a small earthquake that rattled her and others in Karnes County. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake registering 3.7 on the Richter scale was recorded about six miles southwest of Falls City.
The quake didn't cause any injuries or damage, but it did startle residents in Karnes City, Kenedy, Floresville, Poth and Jourdanton, where many reported hearing loud noises and rattling they thought was caused by strong winds.
Laramie Lewis said his mother burst into his room in the morning to ask if he felt the quake.
Sherman noted the earthquake wasn't all bad news; she said it gave the town something productive to do.
"It'll be gossip for a week now," she said.