Magnitude-3.3 earthquake shakes North Texas, causing social media stir but no injuries, damage



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IRVING, Texas — A magnitude-3.3 earthquake has shaken North Texas strong enough to draw reaction during a Dallas Stars hockey game.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 9:15 p.m. Saturday and was centered about 2 miles beneath east Irving, around 6 miles northwest of Dallas.

No injuries or damage was reported. But The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/11OCvj2 ) reports a social media stir.

That included a tweet from the Stars, who were playing the Los Angeles Kings in downtown Dallas, reading: "That was . odd. Thanks for bringing an earthquake, @LAKings."

It was the sixth and strongest quake centered near Irving in two months.

Small quakes have become more common recently in Texas. Last month, state officials amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.


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

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