POSTED: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 10:53am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:26pm
Amarillo - - A small earthquake rattled the remote Panhandle prairie west of Amarillo.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 3.3-magnitude quake happened at 3.41 a.m. Thursday and was centered in a remote area about 70 miles west-northwest of Amarillo. The quake's center was estimated to be a little more than three miles underground about 12 miles north of Vega in Oldham County.
The federal agency's scale shows that a 3.3-magnitude quake isn't likely to cause damage. Indeed, the Oldham County Sheriff's Office tells the Amarillo Globe-News that no injuries nor damage was reported.