Twin earthquakes rattle residents across North Texas

September 30, 2012DALLAS The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Irving at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Four minutes later, there was a magnitude 3.1 quake in West Dallas. Both were estimated at a depth of 3.1 miles. News 8 has been receiving calls and Facebook postings from people who felt the earth moving in Richardson, Garland, Coppell, Dallas, Grapevine, and other locations in North Texas. The epicenter of the initial quake was located near MacArthur Boulevard and Rochelle Road near Farine Elementary School, according to coordinates provided by the USGS. The second tremor was centered near the intersection of Loop 12 and Interstate 30, about six miles southeast of the first earthquake. Irving’s emergency operators were flooded with more than 400 calls after the initial quake as people reported such minor damage as cracks in some walls and a ceiling, pictures knocked down and a report of a possible gas leak, according to an emergency official, Pat McMacken. City officials said they were still following up on the various reports early Sunday. Beverly Rangel’s home on New Haven Street in Irving was at the epicenter of the first quake. “The table started shaking,” she said. “It’s a pretty heavy table for it to be shaking! I kind of got scared,” said her son, Emmanuel. “I was sitting right here, and the couch just started shaking.” Ashley Finley in Las Colinas said she felt two tremors that shook her walls and furniture.  Cheryl Gideon in Irving said she and her neighbors all ran outside. Irving police checked neighborhoods near the epicenter to ensure there was no damage. “We felt it twice in Euless about five minutes apart,” wrote Denise Perez. “We weren’t sure if a plane had crashed or the roof was caving in. It sounded massive.” Joni Gregory of Carrollton said she was surprised she could feel the quake so far away. “The house shook a couple of times… didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “Maybe it’s wind? No, it’s too much.” Geophysicist Randy Baldwin at the USGS earthquake center in Golden, Colorado told The Associated Press that the quake was just strong enough to likely have been felt for about 15 or 20 miles around the epicenter. He says the quake’s online reporting system received no reports of any damages or injuries but there were some 1,200 responses from people who felt the quake. Baldwin says smaller aftershocks are a possibility in that area in coming hours or days. He said the Saturday night quakes were detected by a seismological station located about 65 miles from the epicenter — somewhat distant — and the preliminary magnitude of 3.4 for the initial tremor could be revised up or down once further data is evaluated. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport continued operations normally during and after the quakes, which barely rattled nerves at the airport located partially within the city limits of Irving, said airport public affairs officer David Magaña. He told AP said the airport, which bustles at peak hours to get some 1,800 flights in and out daily, was in a quiet period with very little air traffic late Saturday night. –WFAA
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7 Responses to Twin earthquakes rattle residents across North Texas

  1. curtis s. says:

    So now the quakes come to Texas it’s starting to spread across the whole USA. I live about 3.5hours south of Dallas so it’s getting close to home. Very scary. Glad no one was hurt. god bless


  2. Donna M. says:

    Alvin, There seems to be a lot ot “twin” earthquakes reported of late. Is that normal or is there something to it?


    • S

      Well, a shockwave or fault rupture creates tremors and the energy does resonate through the crust. I would say the pattern is likely to be repeated more in the future, as I documented evidence that resonant frequency from earthquakes appears to be increasing. This means the planet is resonating more with each successive seismic occurrence. Before long, earthquakes will cause earthquakes.

      S and P waves



  3. Scott says:

    Yup, they are getting close to home. Dallas is not exactly full of Saints. There’s your explanation.


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