The chandeliers swing, the pictures tilt and the chair shakes. Then people in Irving wait. While they wonder if they just felt another earthquake, someone in a small office 800 miles away, is trying to confirm it.
The USGS has confirmed a Thursday afternoon temblor near Midlothian. Minutes after releasing that conformation, the USGS released information about two additional tremors that happened earlier in Irving.
A series of earthquakes, three of them with a 3-point magnitude or greater, rocked North Texas Tuesday into early Wednesday, knocking items off walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally shattering nerves across the region.
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a 2.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Benbrook at 1:32 a.m. on Sunday.
A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Eagle Mountain area at 2:55 p.m. on Jan. 11.
North Texas has recorded its fourteenth earthquake in the past month.
Three earthquakes in one day have been detected around a North Texas town that has already seen a swarm of seven earthquakes in the past month.
The U.S. Geological Survey says several earthquakes have shaken central Oklahoma. Geophysicists say the temblors were centered northeast of Oklahoma City. The strongest quake had a magnitude of 4.3 and was centered near the town of Luther.
An earthquake shook parts of North Texas Sunday morning. But when we headed out to the epicenter of the tremor instead of broken glass or cracked streets, we found plenty of people with a sense of humor.