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3.4 Earthquake Strikes Near Dallas

Dallas, Texas


Sept. 30th 2012 — At 12:05 a.m. EDT (11:05 p.m. local time) a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas.

According to coordinates provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the earthquake was 10.5 miles Northeast of the $1.3 Billion Cowboys Stadium – which is the largest domed stadium in the world and home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football franchise.


The USGS provides the following information about the quake:

Magnitude 3.4
  • Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 04:05:01 UTC
  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 11:05:01 PM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 32.847°N, 96.956°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
Distances 4 km (2 miles) NNW of Irving, Texas
10 km (6 miles) SW of Farmers Branch, Texas
11 km (6 miles) E of Euless, Texas
12 km (7 miles) NNE of Grand Prairie, Texas
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.7 km (7.3 miles); depth +/- 3.1 km (1.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 28, Nph= 41, Dmin=105.8 km, Rmss=1.1 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=6
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000cyc1




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