Today in Texas History – March 7

From the Annals of the Temblors – In 1923, the only known fatality from a Texas earthquake occurred with a temblor shook El Paso causing an adobe house to collapse.  The house, however, was in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and the fatality occurred on that side of the border.  There are still no known fatalities to have occurred in Texas from earthquakes which are not common in the state.  Even so, more than 100 earthquakes have been recorded since 1847 but most are of low magnitude causing some fright but little real damage.  Most of the recorded quakes have been in West Texas and the Panhandle.

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