A 3.3. magnitude earthquake shook Dallas, TX around 9:15 pm CT tonight. The earthquake’s epicenter was 3 miles east northeast of Irving, TX, and 6 miles northwest of Dallas, TX. According to the USGS website, this earthquake was about 1.7 miles deep. Due to this being a small earthquake, no damage or injuries have currently been reported.
Did you feel this earthquake? Please let us know below in the comments.
The map below shows the areas across Dallas that may have felt some light to moderate shaking.
Matthew Holliday is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he completed a B.S. in Meteorology and a B.S. in Geographic Information Science. He is currently pursing his master’s degree in meteorology and climatology at Mississippi State University. Matthew founded Firsthand Weather in 2010 as a senior in high school and maintained the site through his undergraduate career. Research that was conducted by Matthew while at OU involved determining the synoptic environment in which various types of wave clouds (including vertically propagating waves and trapped waves) develop in Boulder, Colorado and Norman, OK. Matthew also did research on spatial changes in tornado activity across the United States . The goal of this study was to determine if spatial changes in tornado activity had occurred and if those changes could be linked to changes in average surface dew point temperature. Matthew has completed coursework in dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud physics, calculus and differential equations, statistics, remote sensing, GIS, synoptic meteorology, and mesoscale meteorology. His goal is to provide his audience with a deeper understanding of what drives our weather and climate, while making it easy and enjoyable to learn.