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Tremor Tuesday: Fourth Quake of Day Rattles Irving

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IRVING, TX — It’s Tremor Tuesday Take Two! Irving is once again shaking and rattling with a series of earthquakes, exactly two weeks after DFW experienced more than a dozen quakes in 24 hours.

So far, we’ve been hit with four this Tuesday… all once again centered near the old Texas Stadium site.

  • 2.4 magnitude — 8 a.m.
  • 2.6 magnitude — 1:37 p.m.
  • 3.0 magnitude — 2:25 p.m.
  • 2.2 magnitude — 2:43 p.m.

That brings the total to —  41 earthquakes since April of last year!

Is it a case of, “what the frack?!” SMU seismologists say, not so fast.

“At this point in time, we have no evidence of any oil and gas activity that can be linked to the earthquakes that are occurring,” seismologist Dr. Craig Pearson announced during last week’s Irving City Council meeting.

SMU says more studies are needed before they can determine the cause of these quakes saying it’s too early to tell if the activity is strictly natural or related to human activities.

What’s more, researchers say they cannot rule out the potential for larger earthquakes — some possibly damaging!

That’s definitely enough to rattle your nerves!

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