- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A magnitude-3.3 earthquake has shaken North Texas.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 9:15 p.m. Saturday and was centered about 2 miles beneath east Irving, and 6 miles northwest of Dallas. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The USGS said it was at least the fourth earthquake recorded in Irving in the last two months, the Dallas Morning News reported (https://bit.ly/1vAVyu0).

Small earthquakes have become more common recently in Texas and Oklahoma. Last month, the Texas Railroad Commission amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely as a result of quakes below magnitude 4.0.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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