POTTSBORO — Residents of Pottsboro may have felt a slight shaking in their homes this week as minor earthquakes occurred about three miles to the southwest. The United States Geological Survey recorded two earthquakes near the city, while a third occurred about seven miles northeast of Whitesboro.

POTTSBORO — Residents of Pottsboro may have felt a slight shaking in their homes this week as minor earthquakes occurred about three miles to the southwest. The United States Geological Survey recorded two earthquakes near the city, while a third occurred about seven miles northeast of Whitesboro.


On Wednesday, a 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near the city of Pottsboro at 5:42 p.m., according to the USGS. A second Earthquake, recorded at a magnitude of 2.6, was recorded at 11:43 p.m. on Thursday, near the same location. Whitesboro also experienced a 2.6 magnitude earthquake on Friday at 9:32 p.m.


The smallest earthquakes most people feel are at about 2.5 magnitude, said Paul Caruso with the USGS office in Golden, Colo. Caruso said that such earthquakes are uncommon for this region, but there are many variables in predicting earthquakes.


This comes as there has been increasing concern that earthquakes may be accidentally triggered by drilling, mining, and other activities in the region.


J.C. Boles of Dorchester reported feeling the earthquake on Thursday night. Boles felt his bed bounce slightly, and thought it might have been a dog underneath. When he heard glassware rattling on another room, he thought that it may have been a sheet of ice sliding off the roof. It wasn’t until later that he heard that the area had experienced the earthquake.