Earthquake Aftershocks Shake North Texas

Police receive dozens of calls about the latest quake.

Two almost simultaneous earthquakes were detected in northern Grand Prairie and northern Irving just before 7 a.m. Saturday.

E-mails from viewers have said they felt tremors around 6:55 am.

The Grand Prairie quake measured 2.5 magnitude, while the Irving quake came in at 2.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site.

The ground shook in the same general areas as on Friday, when tremors of 2.5 magnitude set off car alarms. Most of the Dallas area didn't feel the shocks, but they caused 911 switchboards to light up with calls from the quakes' immediate vicinity.

Euless Police dispatchers say they've recieved over 50 calls so far from people in that city that felt the latest quake. The 911 operators said no damage was reported.

Geophysicist John Bellini of the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said the quakes are too small to be attributed to a specific geological fault or formation. He said the quakes could continue for days or up to three weeks.

The USGS says they've monitored at least 6 aftershocks from the Oct. 31st earthquake.


11/1/08 Quake:
USGS North Texas Earthquake Information
6:54 a.m. Quake Information from USGS

10/31/08 Quake:
11:25 p.m. Quake Information from USGS
12:01 a.m. Quake Information from USGS

Texas Earthquake History

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