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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - NORTHERN TEXAS on Thursday, 7 May 2015

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - NORTHERN TEXAS on Thursday, 7 May 2015
8 May 00:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour 12 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 7 May 2015 22:58 UTC
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.48°N / 97.13°W (United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) SE of Fort Worth (pop: 833,300)
41 km (25 mi) SW of Irving (pop: 236,600)
45 km (28 mi) SW of Dallas (pop: 1,300,100)
50 km (31 mi) SW of Highland Park (pop: 9,200)
51 km (32 mi) SW of University Park (pop: 24,800)
72 km (45 mi) SW of Plano (pop: 283,600)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 7 May 22:58 UTCM 4.0 / 3 kmNORTHERN TEXASEMSC
Thu, 7 May 22:58 UTCM 4.0 / 3.2 km5km NNW of Venus, TexasUSGS
Thu, 7 May 22:58 UTCM 4.5 / 5 kmCentral TexasGFZ

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(shakemap: USGS)

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Venus / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Trees shaking- loud boom and the walls visibly moved along with furniture. We could feel the rumble. Lasted about 2 seconds.
Rio Vista, TX / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Rio Vista, TX / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Granbury (United States, 63 km W of epicenter) : wasn't sure how to describe shaking and sound for this was my first. but I was setting at my kitchen table with my laptop, they both were shaking and I live in a doublewide mobile home and defiantly felt it, like it was coming apart, shifting back and forth. (reported through EMSC)
Arlington (United States, 28 km N of epicenter) : It was about 6pm I was laying across my bed everything was turn of except my phone i felt a shift from under ground a rumble I said is it a gas explosion and then I said its and earthquake and I heard this sound like shatter in the next room it was very quick and scary (reported through EMSC)
Kennedale (United States, 21 km NW of epicenter) : recliners we were in shook for 30 seconds very noticed (reported through EMSC)
Burleson (United States, 19 km W of epicenter) : Tremor.. Moved house at 18:05 5/7/15 (reported through EMSC)
Burleson (United States, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Couch shook for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Alvarado (United States, 11 km SW of epicenter) : I was starting to prepare supper and had just opened the frig door....boom load like an explosion and the floor felt like it was moving. It was load, short and made me feel like I was weak and going to vomit. I seen the neighbors were coming out to their back yard checking their houses and I went outside to join them. The stormy weather in North Texas took up all the news time both at 6 pm and again at 10 pm and I was VERY SURPRISED THIS WAS NOT ON THE NEWS AS THIS IS THE FIRST FOR MANY AND PEOPLE WERE SCARED. This quake should have been on the news weather condition or not to let people know. I had to find it here for myself. Fracking consequence right? (reported through EMSC)
Burleson (United States, 19 km W of epicenter) : Moved house.. Was laying in couch.. Kids felt it too!! Wow scary (reported through EMSC)
Alvarado (United States, 13 km S of epicenter) : As I was laying in bed it it felt like something hit the back side of the house it shook my bed and everything on my desk (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - NORTHERN TEXAS on Thursday, 7 May 2015

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