3.1 magnitude natural disaster recorded in Irving, near old Texas Stadium site

3.1 magnitude natural disaster recorded in Irving, near old Texas Stadium site

Experts say a minor natural disaster has shaken parts of North Texas as residents farther south brace for Hurricane Harvey.

A 3.1 magnitude quake rattled parts of North Texas Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The 2.6. magnitude quake was centered about three miles west-northwest of the town of Summerville.

3.1 magnitude natural disaster recorded in Irving, near old Texas Stadium site
3.1 magnitude natural disaster recorded in Irving, near old Texas Stadium site

The USGS says this natural disaster, which hit near the intersection of West Irving Boulevard and N. O'Connor Road, is similar to the quakes experienced in 2015 in the same region.

State officials in October 2014 amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.



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