Nine Earthquakes Rattle North Texas Within A 24-Hour Period

Nine earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.6 to 3.6 rattled North Texas in less than 24 hours late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the temblors in the Dallas suburb of Irving. And according to NBC, as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, there were no damages reported.

7:37 a.m.

The first earthquake, measuring as a 2.3-magnitude, was recorded at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday near the University of Dallas, Irving location on East Northgate Drive.

3:10 p.m.

At 3:10 p.m Tuesday a magnitude-3.5 earthquake was recorded near Texas 183 and Texas 114, east of the former site of Texas Stadium in Irving.

“All of a sudden you hear a ‘boom.’ That’s why we thought somebody hit the building. And then everything started shaking,” said Melissa Lockard, who works in Irving.

6:52 p.m.

The strongest of the day, was recorded at 6:52 p.m. and was measured as a magnitude-3.6. Its epicenter was in the Trinity River basin near the Bachman Branch in East Irving.

“We said, ‘Oh, my God, this is another one,” said Dania Medina, who works at the Days Inn off Texas 183 in Irving. “And we didn’t believe it.”

8:11, 8:12 p.m.

The fourth and fifth quakes, one of them magnitude-2.9 and the other magnitude-2.7, occurred within seconds of each other, again in Irving near the former site of Texas Stadium. One was located along Loop 12 at Texas 114 while the other was just south of Texas 183 at the Trinity River.

9:54 p.m.

A sixth earthquake was recorded as a magnitude-1.7 at 9:54 p.m. near the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and West Northwest Highway in Dallas.

10:05 p.m.

The seventh earthquake followed minutes later at 10:05 p.m. and was measured as a magnitude-2.4 on the University of Dallas campus near Texas 114 and Tom Braniff Drive in Irving.

11:02 p.m.

The USGS recorded an eighth earthquake, measured as a 1.6-magnitude, at 11:02 p.m. near the Trinity River south of Storey Lane.

12:59 a.m.

A ninth earthquake, measuring as a 3.1-magnitude, was recorded by the USGS at 12:59 a.m. Wednesday between Loop 12, Texas 114 and Texas 183.

Fox News reports that a total of 25 quakes have shaken North Texas since late October. And before 2008, there had only been one reported earthquake in what’s called the Fort Worth Basin.

Since 2008, there have been more than 100 quakes in North Texas, which has led some to wonder if an increase in fracking is related to the uptick.

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