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Tremor Rattles North Texas Suburbs

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File photo of painted circles that marked evidence in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in 1999. Former police chief Rodney Pearson was brought on as police chief in Jasper in 2011. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of painted circles that marked evidence in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in 1999. Former police chief Rodney Pearson was brought on as police chief in Jasper in 2011. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A slight earth tremor rattled part of North Texas.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 2.6-magnitude earthquake was centered 2 miles east of Burleson, or 13 miles south of Fort Worth.

Fort Worth police Capt. Kevin Rodricks tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that 911 operators were flooded with calls from residents of southwest Fort Worth who reported “a loud bang, followed by tremors.”

No damage was reported.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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