2.7 magnitude earthquake reported near Wheeler

2.7 magnitude earthquake reported near Wheeler

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – Residents near Wheeler got a bit of a jolt Sunday with an earthquake reported just northeast of the city.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey and Wheeler County Emergency Management, a 2.7 magnitude earthquake was reported around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The earthquake was detected about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) northeast of Wheeler.