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Bonita and Patrick Jones found their dream retirement home in Azle. It’s not far from where dozens of minor earthquakes started shaking the ground six months ago. Now the Joneses are worried about the value of their property and the environment. 

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Heather DeShon is a geophysicist at SMU. She’s studied earthquake sequences in Indonesia, Nicaragua, but also in North Texas -- in Cleburne. Now she leads a team collecting data in towns northwest of Fort Worth. 

The U.S. Geological Service is still reporting earthquakes in spite on the government shutdown, and it logged one at about 8:30 Tuesday night in Ovilla, south of Dallas.

USGS reported the minor, 2.4 quake was centered off Ovilla Road, just east of Interstate 35.

Ovilla has about 3,400 residents and straddles the Dallas-Ellis county line.  Three people in neighboring Cedar Hill reported on the USGS website that they felt the teeny quake.