Texas Tremors: 12 Quakes in Two Days Rock DFW

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IRVING, Texas -- The North Texas earthquakes tally is now up to 12.

Yep, you read that right! Just call it Tremor Tuesday - going into What's Going to Happen Wednesday. Here's how the shaking breaks down, according to the USGS:

  1. 3:10 p.m. Tuesday – 3.5
  2.    6:52 p.m. Tuesday - 3.6
  3.    8:11 p.m. Tuesday - 2.9
  4.    8:12 p.m. Tuesday - 2.7
  5.     9:54 p.m. Tuesday - 1.7
  6.   10:05 p.m. Tuesday - 2.4
  7.   10:52 p.m. Tuesday - 3.6
  8.   11:02 p.m. Tuesday - 1.6
  9.  12:59 a.m. Wednesday - 3.1
  10.  8:34 a.m. Wednesday - 2.6
  11. 9:57 a.m. Wednesday - 2.7
  12. 1:24 p.m. Wednesday - 2.3

The first round of quakes were just a mile from NewsFix DFW headquarters, once again near the old Texas Stadium in Irving. That makes more than a dozen since September.

Maybe it's the Ghost of Cowboys past stirring up trouble before this weekend's big game?

"It was over before I could even realize what it was," explained Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley after practice at Valley Ranch. "Dwayne said, "you feel that?" I said, "kinda, but I don't know what that was." I've never felt an earthquake before."

"Next time, we need to be coached on what to do in an earthquake just in case things start fallin' around us," Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford joked.

Something like this could drive you to drink! One lady was in the right place for that.

"Some bottles together hit. Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom. Scary," explained liquor store manager Kim Went.

Twitter brought us reports of damage from East Dallas.

And these words of encouragement on Instagram:


Back at NewsFix,  you could hear, "What the heck is that?!" and even a few screams (we won't name any names) echo through the newsroom.


All this activity comes just a day after SMU researchers put out seismology equipment to figure out what the heck is going on.

"This should help us understand exactly where the events are happening. Then we can understand where the causative faults are. Then we can start to look at cause," Dr. Heather DeShon, SMU Associate Professor of Earth Science, said.

The SMU team is expected to give an update on its findings January 15 at the Irving City Council meeting.

Until then, brace yourselves, doesn't seem like all this shaking and rattling is stopping anytime soon.

And hey, join the conversation on our Facebook page. Did you feel it!?!

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