What's shaking? Earthquakes rattle Irving all weekend but cause little to nodamage
Suffice it to say it's been an unusual weekend in Irving. In the middle of a historic drought, it rained for more than 24 hours. And, oh yeah, there was a trio of earthquakes.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first quake hit at 11:05 pm near the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Rochelle Road and measured 3.4 on the Richter scale.
Although the weekend's seismic activity seems like an anomaly, there's actually a record of earthquakes in the Lone Star State dating back to 1891.
The second quake was smaller, registering a 3.1, and it occurred at 11:09 pm at Loop 12 and Walton Walker Boulevard. The third quake hit at 10:41 pm Sunday, measured 2.1 on the Richter scale and had an epicenter at Carl Road and Highway 183.
Although the weekend's seismic activity seems like an anomaly, there's actually a record of earthquakes in the Lone Star State dating back to 1891. However, most of the previous quakes occurred in the panhandle region and along fault lines that run from El Paso to Marfa.
In a map that clearly hasn't been updated to include the weekend's quakes, seismic activity is sprinkled pretty much everywhere in Texas and surrounding states except for Dallas, Houston and Austin.