Earthquakes rattle the area

The U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. has confirmed that three earthquakes happened in the Century, Jay and Flomaton areas over a span of six days, between March 7 and March 13.

The first earthquake happened at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 7, about 7 kilometers east southeast of Century and was a 2.7 magnitude.

John Robert Fountain of Pollard said he was home last Wednesday night talking to his wife and watching TV when the first earthquake hit about 10:45 p.m.

“All of a sudden we heard a boom and the entire house shook,” Fountain said noting h...

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