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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Earthquakes rattle the area


March 14, 2019

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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