Earthquake Report Near Timpson, TX

TIMPSON, May 17, 2012 - At 10:39 AM CDT Thursday May 17, 2012 an earthquake has been felt weakly by many people in northeast. Texas and northwest Louisiana. Slight damage has been reported.

Damage reports so far...objects falling from shelves...dishes rattled or broken...cracked chimneys...broken windows.

Location of center...4 miles east of timpson texas. Preliminary magnitude...4.3.

Area affected...portions of east texas and northwest louisiana...and southwest arkansas
Reports of damage...minor damage as objects falling from shelves...dishes rattled or broken...cracked chimneys...broken windows. Injury...elderly female fell out of bed and cut arm.

Any further information will be made available when it is received from the national earthquake information center in golden colorado.

Interesting fact: Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair are communities in Shelby County whose names were appropriated for a plea by crapshooters for good luck when seeking to roll double fives. Similarly, dice throwers hoping for an "eight" would sing out, "Eighter from Decatur, the County Seat of Wise." Later the alliteration in the sing-song phrase "Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair" helped a folk song recorded by Tex Ritter popular.



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