Do We Get Earthquakes in Dallas? Did Tonight — Good Lord, is Texas Becoming California?

Published September 30, 2012 by Candy Evans

First we get In & Out Burger, then Trader Joes, bike trails and now we are getting earthquakes! Saturday evening, September 29, at about five minutes after 11 p.m. I thought I heard a weird roar and felt like someone had just shut a garage door with extreme force — leaving the house a bit shaky. Nope, wasn’t the booze. Turns out that was an earthquake in Texas,  a 3.4-magnitude earthquake recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey. The coordinates put it more or less at the intersection of N. MacArthur Boulevard and W. Rochelle Road in Las Colinas. The U.S.G.S. puts it near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (yikes!), but it was apparently felt all over town, from Irving to Southlake to Lake Highlands even all the way up to The Colony. Some people are reporting damage.

Talk about a bad night for Cattle Barons: rain, mud and an earthquake!

Here is where the USGA pinpointed the quake:

3km (2mi) N of Irving, Texas
10km (6mi) SSW of Farmers Branch, Texas
11km (7mi) NNE of Grand Prairie, Texas
11km (7mi) E of Euless, Texas
295km (183mi) S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Yeah, just so the state income tax and real estate bubbles stay in Cali… along with the earthquakes!


— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at