Tiny Earthquake Felt in Dallas Friday

Quake recorded at 12:11 a.m. Friday

By Amanda Fitzpatrick
|  Friday, Jan 6, 2012  |  Updated 9:44 PM CDT
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Tiny Quake Recorded in Dallas

A small, magnitude 2.0, earthquake hit Dallas early Friday morning.

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A very small earthquake was felt in Dallas early Friday morning.

The epicenter of the 2.0-magnitude quake was recorded at Northwest Highway and Inwood Road at 12:11 a.m, according to the USGS.
 
A 2.0 is a very small quake, and there weren't any reports of damage, but some viewers posted comments on Facebook about hearing dogs barking around the time it happened.

Just a few blocks away, patrons inside the University Park Starbucks on Northwest Highway and Preston Road said they didn't feel a thing. One woman said she heard coyotes around the time the earthquake happened.

North Texas has seen a number of small quakes over the last few years, but none of them larger than 3.5 magnitude.

Some studies have suggested fracking may contribute to some of those quakes, but more research is under way.

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