Seismic fault identified in north Texas quakes: Ancient, inactive until recently

Seismic fault identified in north Texas quakes: Ancient, inactive until recently

[Ed. – Hmmm.  The grandparents used to live in the Walnut Hill area.]

[Scientists have] identified [a] fault line that runs right through Irving and into Dallas.

It is about 2 miles in length and 3 to 5 miles deep.

In the area of the newly identified fault are: buildings, businesses, high-rises, and residents.

The SMU seismology team says the fault stretches from state highway 114 in Irving and extends north-by-north east to Walnut Hill in West Dallas.

“This is not new faulting. This is not the formation of a new fault this is just reactivation of a fault that’s probably hundreds of millions of years old,” explains SMU Seismologist Heather DeShon. …

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the city is looking at it’s building codes. …

There hasn’t been a noticeable earthquake in that area since January 23rd, but researchers say they are measuring many tiny earthquakes.

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