Skip to comments.Earth Tremor In North Texas
Posted on 09/29/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by Windflier
Just felt an earth tremor in North Dallas. Shook the whole house.
Anyone else feel it?
Just felt a second one in Irving, near 161 and hwy 183. Very good jolt!
Yes, felt it here in Coppell
Yes, felt it here in Coppell
Just felt it in Southlake.
Maybe a 4
Sorry, I ate something with too much cheese in it.
Didn’t feel it in Round Rock, but I have had several St. Arnold’s Octoberfests....
Nothing in KS
Darn it. Warn somebody next time, would'ya? LOL
Nothing in KS
I’m further east but just talked to my family in North Dallas...they felt it.
I’m a native Californio, so earth tremors are like an old friend to me. If I had to guess, I’d say what I felt was between a 3 and 4 magnitude.
You felt two of them? Wow.
Is up on the USGS site: 3.4 Centered 3KM north of Irving
Ya I lived at Ft Ord by Monterey for a few years and the dishes used to rattle alot.
We’re near the New Madrid Fault here but nothing lately- a minor quake about a year ago 30 miles north, that’s all in the 30 years I’ve been here.
Tornadoes are another story.
You were right on the money. Nice little jolt. Enough to send my cats scurrying!
Is that where the Barnett Shale and fracking are?
Well how 'bout that. Guess I haven't lost the old richter skills after all. I did say that it felt like it was between a 3 and 4 magnitude.
Thanks for the link, SF.
Always a whole lot of shakin’ going on...
Shoot. You just reminded me. We've got one kitty outside, and she's the spookiest of the bunch. Gotta check on her. Thanks.
True dat, but hardly ever in Dallas.
Rattled my house some. Sounded like objects falling in the garage but nothing fell here at home in Carrollton.
Just checked on my two cats, both are still under the bed! They’re not cats, they’re furry chickens!
Same here, though I don't think anything fell in the garage or the house. It did get my wife up from her movie. Been a long time since we've felt any sort of tremor.
Heh. We found our scaredy cat outside. I think she already forgot about it ;-)
I was born in Ft. Ord, but I don't ever remember feeling earthquakes until we moved to SoCal. Over the decades I lived there, I got so used to tremors that most of the time I wouldn't even blink.
It's kind of different when you're no longer used to frequent earth movements. That one really got my attention.
Its been a day of a good, long soaking rain here in DFW and been a longtime coming. Wonder if rain getting into the dry ground at deeper levels has been a factor in helping to cause the earth tremor?
Son lives in Southlake, a 4 is pretty big for TX isn’t it?
Ain't that the truth. I'm a rain gutter contractor, so you know I've been praying for rain :-)
Thank goodness we finally got some (and not just for business sake). We really needed that.
Wonder if rain getting into the dry ground at deeper levels has been a factor in helping to cause the earth tremor?
I highly doubt it. It takes a gargantuan amount of force to shake a whole region like that. Far more than ground penetrating rainwater can exert. The same plate tectonics that move the west coast so much, are responsible for what we felt here tonight. There's just a lot less movement in this part of the country.
Building shook. Son came running out of his office asking if I heard it. Dog was barking at the bathroom door where husband had entered a few moments before the shake. Son and I ran in the bathroom to see if husband was okay. Thoroughly ticked off husband who thought we were making fun of him for gaining weight because I asked if he fell on the toilet when he sat on it. It didnt help that son asked if he had farted.
Sorry if that was TMI, but it was funny around here for a bit.
Now I read we really DID have an earthquake. LOL
Walnut hill and Harry Hines
Several years ago I dated a seismoligist.
Although he very often made my eyes glaze over talking about his work, he was pretty interesting. He showed me a map once of faults in the US.
As you said, there is a lot less movement here, but he assured me a bigger “bang” could definetly happen.
I’m hoping he was exaggerating. Our buildings won’t hold up.
I hope your hubby doesn't read here .. LOL
When I lived in Southern California, a tremor like this wouldn't even rate a mention. They're that common. Most folks won't even stop what they're doing, unless it's a 5 magnitude or above.
This is the first time I've felt one in the seven years I've lived here.
Your ex-boyfriend was right. One of the biggest quakes this country has ever seen, happened along the New Madrid fault, which runs up the midsection of the US. I believe it happened sometime in the 1800s (someone will post a link). Massive, massive devastation.
When (not if) that thing lets go again, it's going to be like nothing we've ever seen. It's been storing up energy for a very long time now.
As you said, there is a lot less movement here, but he assured me a bigger bang could definetly happen
There were four earthquakes December 16, 1811 2:15 a.m. and then same day at 8:15 a.m. Then January 23, 1812, 9:a.m. and February 7, 1812, 4:45 a.m.
OMG, I..really..want..to ...respond...but..I’m...laughing so hard I just can’t.
Thanks for the laugh!
(Dang, do you think that’s what he meant??? lol He was a pretty smooth talker so it sure wasn’t my...fault.)
It’s our second we’ve felt this year. We were camping in a fifth wheel in Hill Country and felt one that was close to Granbury. The only reason we felt it was due to being in the fifth wheel not being very stable without the tripod stabilizer attached to the hitch.
Too much refritos...
No more refritos for you...
Hey, justlurking was the guilty one, not me! LOL
Heh...its Sunday afternoon here and the wife is cooking cabbage....look for tremors in 4 hrs.
The Last one we felt was a high 5, but that one was up by Oklahoma City. This one is is the first local one in a while. A few years ago Irving had a bunch of 3’s that actually did damage, but we didn’t feel them in Southlake.
The thought that those earlier quakes weren’t fracking, but were caused by disposing of waste water in the DFW airport gas operations.
I always look at the moon phase if there is an earthquake. Being nearly a full moon probably isn’t a coincidence. You can’t turn off Gravity.
I am nowhere near Dallas ... so nope I don’t have a clue and I’ve asked my harem if they felt the Earth move and I get the same blank stares ... so as usual I am clueless
Hmm....may I suggest Viagra or Cialis? ;-)