Many in North Texas feel latest quake

Star Telegram

Originally Posted: April 2, 2015

SMU quake monitor

Brian Stump, professor of earth sciences at SMU, points to seismographs at a news conference in January about earthquakes in North Texas. KYE R. LEE STAR-TELEGRAM ARCHIVES


Three earthquakes rattled the Irving area Thursday, the second one with a magnitude of 3.3, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

It wasn’t the area’s strongest quake to date — that was a 3.6-magnitude quake, also near Irving, in January — but its effect seemed widespread, as people across North Texas reported feeling the earth shake at 5:36 p.m. The epicenter of the afternoon quake was two miles northeast of Irving, the USGS reported.

“I’m in Irving and it was insane! The entire apartment shook,” one man tweeted.

A woman wrote, “A 3.3 earthquake, Texas? That’s cute. –Californian.”

A Star-Telegram reporter said she felt the quake at her Keller residence.

The first earthquake of the day was a 2.7 magnitude at 5:38 a.m. four miles northeast of Irving, the USGS reported. READ MORE

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