3.0-magnitude earthquake rocks North Texas

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3.0-magnitude earthquake rocks North Texas

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Posted on January 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 7:37 AM

3.0-magnitude earthquake

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Irving Wednesday night.

The quake hit at 10:16 pm., with the epicenter in Irving just south of the intersection of the Bush Turnpike and Highway 114 and 3.5 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The USGS said it measured the quake at a depth of 10 miles.

In the minutes following the tremor, WFAA's Facebook page received more than 250 comments — most of which were from people who said they felt the earth unexpectedly shaking.

"I'm in Irving off 161 and Rochelle," wrote John Hendry. "Felt a boom and house shook; no apparent damage."

"It freaked me out!" wrote Tonya Taylor Paris from Euless near D/FW International Airport. "My whole house rattled and crackled after it happened. My front large window rattled really loud."

"We all thought our chairs were moving due to a plane," said Lisa Olivero Riccetti, who was at D/FW.

"It felt like a bus ran into the building," wrote Martin Ross at Belt Line Road and Walnut Hill Lane in Irving.

"This is the third time this has happened since I lived in these apartments," said Veronica Rodroguez-Harris in Irving.

Last September, multiple earthquakes measuring 3.4 and 3.1 magnitude shook the same general area.

 

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