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Sunday, September 30, 2012

 
Everything Is Bigger In Texas...

...except earthquakes.


A minor earthquake measuring a preliminary 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburban community west of Dallas during the night but there were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 11:05 p.m. CDT Saturday and was centered about 2 miles north of The Dallas suburb of Irving, the survey's national earthquake monitoring center in Golden, Colo., reported. Geophysicist Randy Baldwin told The Associated Press by phone from Colorado that the quake lasted several seconds and was strong enough to have been felt near the epicenter and possibly as far as15 or 20 miles away.
I had just turned on my computer (located in a second-floor bedroom) when the tremor hit. The monitor rocked back and forth an inch to each side for about a second.

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