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Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - NORTHERN TEXAS on Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake  - NORTHERN TEXAS on Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Date & time: Wed, 7 Jan 00:52:09 UTC
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.84°N / 96.89°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Raton-Clayton (791 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^10 J (4.4 MWh / 3.79 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 7 Jan 2015
Wed, 7 Jan 00:52 UTCM 3.6 / 5 km6km ENE of Irving, TexasUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Irving texas / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
irving, texas / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Preston Hollow/Dallas, TX / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was sitting at my computer and I heard & felt a large boom,b ut didn't feel shaking! My dog walked over to me and I got up to see out the windows and thought it might be from a truck. I was shocked to hear it was an earthquake because I always thought it would feel more like shaking and rumbling, but instead it was more like a ka-boom event!
Dallas, Tx / MMI IV (Light shaking): Kind of like a really huge truck passes right next to my door. Really quick.
Addison DNT / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was in my car sitting in Traffic not on a bridge but yet car rattled and swayed as if a heavy truck passed me on a bridge.
Addison DNT / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was in my car sitting in Traffic not on a bridge but yet car rattled and swayed as if a heavy truck passed me on a bridge.
Farmers branch texas / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Josey Lane and Forest Lane Dallas / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was sitting on my side upstairs and the whole house shook, things rattled, and my dog started baking. Was the strongest shake I've felt here yet.
Dallas (United States) (3 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Just felt minor shaking but the noise was disturbing. I used to live in Alaska over 20 years ago and forgot about the unsettling sound. (via EMSC)
Plano (United States) (27 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I heard about other quakes in western Texas today but did not feel them. This one was very noticeable. The floor bounced for a few seconds and I could hear deep base rumble. (via EMSC)
Garland (United States) (26 km E from epicenter)(no details): Another shake rattle and roll...care of the fracting companies in the mid-cities of Dallas....Im sure those who live in the immediate area are sick of it!!! (via EMSC)
Lewisville (United States) (25 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was on my couch and it felt as though someone was shaking it felt a bit. Also heard a couple of things on my patio moving. (via EMSC)
Arlington (United States) (21 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt or heard it rumble before realizing it was a second one. (via EMSC)
Richardson (United States) (19 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Desk and bookcases rattled for a couple of seconds. I thought someone had hit the building or maybe there was some kind of explosion. (via EMSC)
Coppell (United States) (17 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Caused by the excessive nearby fracking. (via EMSC)
Carrollton (United States) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): Definite movement of floor moving to the left and back, like a wave. Associated with a loud whoosh and cracking noise of the house. Very unusual for this movement to occur in Texas. (via EMSC)
Carrollton (United States) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): Blinds rattled, and we felt the sofa swaying from side to side. (via EMSC)
Carrollton (United States) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): This Address is located in SE Carrollton -NOT- SW Carrollton as the only address selection indicated. Next to Addison near Addison Airport. (via EMSC)
Addison (United States) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): Weak 3.6, rolling, swaying. (via EMSC)
Dallas (United States) (12 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt like a wave, ripple effect vibration affect. (via EMSC)
Dallas (United States) (11 km SE from epicenter)(no details): the house was shaking for twice. The first time was around 3pm or 4 pm, I thought it was my illusion cuz I wore my earphones at that time. The second time was around 6:50pm. And I knew that it wasn't my illusion but what was really happened. (via EMSC)
Farmers Branch (United States) (10 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was longer lasting than any other of the North Texas earthquakes that I have experienced. Scared me a bit more than the normal ones. I was about 7 miles from the epicenter of the Northridge earthquake and this one just made me think about sleeping with shoes next to my bed again....which means I will!! (via EMSC)
Irving (United States) (6 km SW from epicenter)(no details): This is the second one in one day. It was scary. (via EMSC)
Dallas (United States) (4 km NE from epicenter)(no details): That last quake just made the 3.5 earlier today almost tolerable. (via EMSC)
Dallas (United States) (2 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I'm in a hotel in dallas for a week. When it started to shake I thaught for a moment I was in Los Angeles and realized I'm in Dallas! (via EMSC)
Dallas (United States) (11 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was on the NE side of Whiterock Lake at the intersection of Tarleton and Erie when the 3:10 earthquake rolled through. It was surprising then... this one was not as surprising after I read about that one (via EMSC)
Addison (United States) (12 km N from epicenter)(no details): Stronger than the other this afternoon (via EMSC)
Irving (United States) (11 km NW from epicenter)(no details): This one lasted for about 5 seconds. The seismic activity in this area appears to be increasing. (via EMSC)
Farmers Branch (United States) (10 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Again! What's going on? At work, the roof schook and there was a loud sound. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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