Earthquake Rattles Parts Of North Texas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some North Texans may have felt a whole lot of shaking going on!

An earthquake rattled parts of the metroplex Friday morning.

The quake happened just after midnight and was centered near the Love Field area.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 2.0 magnitude earthquake with a latitude of 32.866°N and longitude of 96.826° — centering the quake just west of the intersection of W. Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.

The epicenter is about a mile east/northeast of Dallas Love Field airport, but some residents reportedly also felt the shaking in Plano and Watauga.

There are no reports of injuries or damage.

According to the the USGS, Friday’s earthquake is the second Texas earthquake this year.

The first Texas quake of 2012 happened Tuesday near  Amarillo. That earthquake had a 2.8 magnitude.

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  1. CSB says:

    2.0? LOL. The bovine Kardashian sisters create more seismic activity moving their corpulent buttocks from one venue to the next.

    1. ray says:

      how do you know it wasnt the Kardashian sisters>?

      1. CSB says:

        This is true. Very well could have been.

  2. Rette says:

    I believe all these earthquakes that are happening are being caused by the process of fracking!! I mean, c’mon, think about it!!!!

    1. frankie says:

      i agree!

  3. Glenn says:

    I think the earth is like a balloon and we keep taking pressure out of it…it is got to adjust itself. Could be wrong, but grew up on the coast with wells all around. Within 10 years the normal tide came over the docks where I worked. Something settled.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s called PLATE TECTONICS people.

  5. GARNETTE GUERTLER says:

    CBS NEWS DFW AREA,,,,,,,,,,DEAR SIRS,,,,,I USED TO LIVE IN RHOME,TEXAS IN A TRAILER PARK,,,,,,,,,SEVERAL TIMES I WOULD SIT ON THE IRON STEPS AT NIGHT TIME,,,,AND WOULD FEEL THE VIBRATION THRU THE IRON STEPS,,,,,,,,,NOT KNOWING WHOM TO CONTACT,,,,,,,,,,,SINCE YOUR CBS NEWS DWF AREA,,,,,,,,,,I THOUGHT YOU COULD RELAY THIS EMAIL TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES,,,,,,,,MAY BE ANOTHER FAULT AREA,,,,,,,,,,,,REGARDS,,,,GRG

  6. dona says:

    can they tell the difference between fracking and a real earthquake?

  7. Godchild says:

    The world is coming to an end. We are living in the last days.

  8. Double U says:

    In McKinney since Thursday, didn’t feel S#!T.

    1. Cali Conservative says:

      Of course not. LOL. It was a 2.0! Move to SoCal if you want to feel a real tremor.

  9. lee says:

    IIs DEFINATELY from FRACKING. The cities have been bought with $$$. Say hello to Earthquackes and Polluted Water. These frackers dont even have to tell anyone all the chemicals they put into the ground. It the way the states want it… because, if the people knew, they would demand they cease operating. Just wait till a big one comes and wipes out non-earthquake proof infrastructures DFW. It’s coming. Ready for your house values to fall? Ready for man-made earthquake exclusions on insurance policies? 99% of people in DFW dont have earthquake insurance anyway. Fracking will eventually destroy the tax base. Its coming folks. I’m already looking at moving from N Richland Hills and off the Barnett Shell.

    1. CJ says:

      It’s Shale not “Shell”

      1. lee says:

        But see you had no issues with EarthQUACKES. lol. I never proof-read and always hope to misspell a few words in order to give the spelling correctors something to do. I guess the fact you caught 1 of 2 errors not too bad, but definately not good either.

      2. Dummy says:

        Nice try, lee. Just admit you’re illiterate and that you received a poor education. Nobody’s buying the story that you intentionally misspell words.

  10. lee says:

    And remember folks, with fracking, we breaking up ROCK formations and adding poisonious LIQUIDS. Now, would you rather have a house built on rock or a rock and water mixture? This will be a boon to foundation “repair” companies.

  11. SAGD says:

    Lee, you are a prime example of the collective hysteria that is generated about the oil and gas industry. Obviously you know very little about geology or drilling and completing oil wells. To my knowledge, the Barnett Shale doesn’t extend as far east as Love Field and I am not aware of any drilling activity around NW Hwy and Inwood so how could hydraulic fracturing cause and earthquake there? Unbiased scientists and engineers are studying the effects of this process and haven’t reached a conclusion either way. (unlike you.) If oil & gas companies haven’t disclosed the “poisonious” chemicals they are injecting into the wells, how is it that you know they are poisonous? My advice…get some earthquake insurance. It’s cheap. You might also want to invest in some spell check software too.

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