Skip to comments.Just Felt an Earth Tremor in Dallas
Posted on 08/06/2011 10:06:45 PM PDT by Windflier
I just felt a hard jolt. The whole house shook. It felt something like a hard bump. My whole family felt it.
Anybody else in North Texas feel it?
Bet you're pretty close to the epicenter of the little quake.
True enough, but most folks never experience one right smack dab at the epicenter.
I remember feeling the Sylmar quake of 1971 at our house in the southern part of the county. We were more than 40 miles away from the epicenter, and it shook every stud and rafter in our house. Even the electrical transmission towers out back were swaying back and forth.
I don’t think I have ever heard of that.
That article would be right. I've yet to see a house out here of any age that didn't have some sign of foundation cracking or failure.
I lived in Sylmar when that quake hit.
I will never forget it.
Didn’t have running water for a whole week.
No gas for a week and a half.
Back then, most people thought we were being bombed.
I guess so. USGS said the epicenter was 6 miles WSW of Dallas. I'm in Irving (which is just west of Dallas), so that would put me just a bit north of the event.
Yep, the old Freep is pretty amazing, isn't it? Got my answer in no time.
Oh yes, how well I remember the Sylmar quake. We lived in Eagle Rock and most all of the older homes here lost fireplaces, and many like us, lost our porch.
Pretty weird, huh? Perhaps they just didn't have data for that parameter, so the default is zero.
I don't think that anyone who was in L.A. county on that day will ever forget it. I lucked out in '94 and was in Baton Rouge when the Northridge quake hit.
I was actually en route back to Cali from Florida. Got home a few days later and construction work had exploded. It didn't stop for years afterward.
Ewing Oil Company must be doing some fracking in the area. It was fracking that was blamed for those earthquakes in central Arkansas.
“Sylmar quake of 1971 “
I was in Orange County when that quake hit. I don’t remember ever being scared by an earthquake until that monster hit. A friend had their pool emptied by the quake, with all the water roaring through their house like a tsunami.
I had the same experience when I was a college student in L.A. MANY years ago. I was living in an apartment in Playa del Rey, not far from the L.A. Airport (LAX).
At 5:00 AM, I suddenly woke up, and was lying their in bed for a few minutes, trying to fall asleep again.
Suddenly, there was a sharp but strong earthquake that lasted for about 10 seconds or so. It felt fairly strong, but I later found out it was only 2.0 or slightly higher on the Richter scale....a nothing of an earthquake by California standards. I later learned that I was nearly on top of the epicenter (according to the guy on the radio).
It’s the founding fathers turning over in their graves.
Yawn from California. Did the water in your pool slosh out?
I remember the Sylmar quake. I lived about 20 miles from the epicenter.
It’s the strongest quake I ever felt. It seemed to last an eternity. All kinds of strange noises from the wood frame house. Windows rattling, floor shaking. Time really slows down when you are experiencing terror.
No one who’s been through something like that ever forgets it.
Don't yawn at me. I lived through California quakes for fifty years.
Yes, FR is AMAZING.
Scooped the Columbia disaster live (ht to leadpenny):
Remembered with sadness and pride.
Prayers up for all.
That was just 10,000 illegals storming across the open border at once, move along ...
...just the Texas Rangers bullpen caving...again.
Nothing in Allen.
They grow propane tanks where you live? :-)
Yeah, I just heard on the news there was some sort of event around here last night.
Dallas ?....someone stole all your copper and your a/c is missin
Just a small shaker. 2.6 magnitude, which is just strong enough to notice if you’re sitting still.
The epicenter was 6 miles WSW of Dallas. Hit at about 11:45 PM last night. I felt it because I’m in Irving.
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