DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Quakes continue to shake Dallas.
A temblor struck at 8:58am Monday and was centered just slightly to the northwest of Dallas Love Field. It measured 2.7 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A smaller one struck again that day; the 2.0 magnitude quake shook 6 miles south of Dallas during the 5 o’clock hour.
This happened just a day after an earlier earthquake in Irving and, of course, joins the list of recent North Texas quakes in Irving, all centered around the old Texas Stadium site.
The earthquake in Irving on Sunday morning measured 3.2 in magnitude. No significant damage was reported in either the Sunday or Monday shakers.
Scientists from the USGS and SMU have been investigating the North Texas earthquake clusters and events “associated with human activities such as the disposal of waste-water in deep wells” — more commonly called fracking — that could be responsible for causing the quakes to occur.
Back in February, seismologists identified a fault line that extends from Irving to west Dallas. However, even with all of this information, it is impossible to accurately predict the number of future earthquakes or their severity.