If you were in Northwest Dallas at 5:38 this morning, you may have felt a little shake. If you did, it was a 2.7-magnitude quake, located, according to the United State Geological Survey, 6 kilometers north-northeast (that’s 3.7 miles) of Irving.
In early February, initial results from Southern Methodist University’s seismology team indicated that the recent series of earthquakes occurring near the site of the old Texas Stadium were relatively shallow and concentrated along a narrow two mile line that indicates a fault extending from Irving into West Dallas.
SMU and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on shared an interim report with the mayors of Dallas and Irving spelling out preliminary information gleaned after SMU’s installation in January of more than 20 portable earthquake monitors around the earthquake sites.
“This is a first step, but an important one, in investigating the cause of the earthquakes,” said SMU seismologist Brian Stump. “Now that we know the fault’s location and depth, we can begin studying how this fault moves – both the amount and direction of motion.”