Earthquake Reported Near Canadian

Some residents in Hemphill County near Canadian say they felt an earthquake Monday evening.

According to the United States Geological Survey a minor earthquake of a 3.8 magnitude was detected around 9:07pm between Pampa and Canadian. The Hemphill County Sheriff's office reports that one resident near the county line called reporting a loud noise near the epicenter of the quake.

Officers were dispatched and were not able to find any damage and no other reports were received by local officials. The largest quake recorded in the state of Texas was a 5.8 in 1931 near Valentine. USGS reports that earthquakes are common in Texas and historically have not caused any serious damage or injury in the state