Dallas Earthquake

Another earthquake hits Dallas, rattles locals

Another earthquake hits Dallas, rattles locals

Earthquake registered 1-6-15
U.S. Geological Survey confirmed there was a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, centered near the old Texas Stadium location, on January 6. Photo via Earthquake.usgs.gov

At about 3:10 pm, an apparent earthquake struck Dallas, stretching from neighborhoods east and west. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed it was a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and centered near the old Texas Stadium location.

The Dallas area has been wracked lately by earthquakes, with two in the past seven days and nine in the past month, nearly all centered in Irving. This one, however, earned reports across the city, with exclamations all over Facebook.

It was felt in Lake Highlands, M Streets and the World Trade Center. Many office workers, from downtown Dallas to Las Colinas, reported that their buildings shook aggressively. Another at the Wells Fargo building said it shook like crazy.

One commenter said she was at 75 and Walnut Hill at Presbyterian Dallas; "the whole 4th floor just shook," she said. At Meadow Lake, another person said it rattled his desk. And in North Dallas, one woman said she thought something had hit her house.

"My couch literally moved, never felt that before," she said. Another joked, "I thought my wife had run into a wall."

"That was the first of all these I had zero doubt," read one report.

"So glad I'm not going crazy!" said Wynne Cunningham. "That seemed pretty big!"