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Venus earthquake today becomes largest quake to strike North Texas

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit Venus, Texas today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 5 km (3mi) NNW of Venus. It was 2.0 miles deep.

This is the largest earthquake to strike North Texas, USGS confirmed. Dallas and Irving haven’t experience a quake larger than magnitude 3.6, The Dallas Morning News reported.

According to Johnson County Emergency Management, atleast two homes have been minor foundation issues around Alvarado.


Johnson County Emergency Management tweeted, "The Texas Railroad Commision has advised they will have inspectors in the area checking oil and gas infrastructure as a precaution."

Earthquake was felt from Arlington to Mansfield, Midlothian to Alvarado, Cleburne to Dallas.

22:58 UTC (local time: 17:58; 2015-05-07 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
5 km (3mi) NNW of Venus, Texas
9 km (6mi) S of Mansfield, Texas
12 km (7mi) W of Midlothian, Texas
14 km (9mi) SE of Rendon, Texas
252 km (157mi) NNE of Austin, Texas

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