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Labor Day earthquakes shake East Texas

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TIMPSON, Tx. -

A pair of earthquakes rocked East Texas on Labor Day.

The first- magnitude 4.1- came in at 4:52 PM with an epicenter north-northwest of Timpson.

The second- a magnitude 4.3 earthquake- came in just before 7 PM.

Although residents say it was a frightening experience, there was little visible damage to Timpson's historic town square. Most of the wreckage was contained to personal items inside homes and businesses.

"I could hear glass breaking out in my living room," Timpson councilperson Yvonne Ramsey says. "My children went to running and the little girl- my youngest granddaughter- her mother grabbed her because it looked like the house was going to come in on us."

"I heard crashing stuff and my show belt- I show cows- it had broken and all the diamonds fell off," says April Ramsey, Yvonne's granddaughter.

Yvonne Ramsey says she tries to prepare for the all-too-common tremors which have picked up in recent years, even buying earthquake insurance.

When the conversation turns to a potential cause and speculation about the role injection wells may play, Ramsey says she does not know if natural gas production is to blame, but if it is, she want it to end.

"If it's going to do this, I wish they'd quit," Ramsey says of the injection wells. "I really do."

Authorities also confirm that tremors are being felt in Joaquin and Center, TX.

Stick with KTBS and KTBS.com for the latest on this developing story.

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