Earthquakes Shake Texas, Oklahoma

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(October 31, 2008)—A series of minor earthquakes gave some Dallas-Fort Worth area and Oklahoma residents an early Halloween scare, but no injuries or damage was reported.

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake at 11:25 p.m. Thursday hit near Grand Prairie.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.0-magnitude quake was recorded at 12:01 a.m. Friday in Irving.

Irving police received 911 calls from about 25 people who reported they felt the quake.

A 3.1 quake was reported about 11:30 a.m. Thursday near McLoud, Okla., some 180 miles north of the Dallas area.

It caused no injuries or damage.

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Jessica Sigala said the earthquakes in the two states are considered separate events because they occurred so far apart in distance and time.

The most recent previous quake in Texas was in April.

The 3.7 magnitude quake shook parts of South Texas.


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