2.3 Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Dallas on Sunday
Dallas, TX - A 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Dallas early Sunday morning. The United States Geological Survey confirmed the temblor, which occurred at 1:33 a.m. The epicenter was at Spangler Road, near West Northwest Highway.
The USGS said no damage reports have been received.
Cropped detail shot of seismometer printing line
Earthquake Safety Tips
Experts advise those who feel a strong earthquake find a safe spot in the room under a sturdy table or against an inside wall. People are advised to get on their hands and knees and cover their head and neck with their arms and only move if they need to get away from falling objects.
In an earthquake, it’s important to remember these DOs and DO NOTs:
- DO drop, cover and hold on!
- DO stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls
- DO NOT get in a doorway
- DO stay inside until the shaking stops
- DO NOT use the elevators.
- If outside, DO move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires
- Find more information on how to prepare for and respond to an earthquake at the following websites: www.ready.gov (Spanish language site www.listo.gov), http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/earthquake and http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1508-20490-0627/fema_b_526_eng_r1.pdf