(IRVING, Texas) — At least ten tremors have been felt around northern Texas between Tuesday night and Wednesday, with nine of them centered around the city of Irving.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the strongest of the earthquakes, a magnitude 3.6 tremor, occurred six kilometers northeast of Irving at about 6:52 p.m. Tuesday. That was preceded by a magnitude 3.5 quake near the city of Snyder about three hours earlier.
The shakes have continued, though, with a pair of tremors — magnitude 2.9 and 2.7 — felt near Irving at about 8:12 p.m. Tuesday. The next grouping, three earthquakes measuring a magnitude 1.7, 2.4 and 1.6, hit the area between 9:54 p.m. and 11:03 p.m.
A magnitude 3.1 quake struck the area at about 12:59 a.m. Wednesday, with two more — magnitudes 2.6 and 2.7 — hitting at 8:34 a.m. and 9:57 a.m.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released a statement on Wednesday, urging preparedness.
“While the cause of these earthquakes is still being investigated and the threat for a major earthquake in Dallas County remains low,” Jenkins said, “I would encourage our residents to review important earthquake preparedness and safety information from [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] and the American Red Cross.”
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