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VIA WFFA NEWS: THIRD EARTHQUAKE IN TWO NIGHTS TO HIT DFW

WFAA

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Updated today at 11:26 PM

2.1 magnitude earthquake

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DALLAS — For the third time in two nights, North Texas has been shaken by an earthquake.

The epicenter of Sunday’s 2.1 magnitude tremor was near the intersection of Fort Worth Avenue and Interstate 30 in West Dallas, striking at 10:41 p.m.

The Sunday quake was centered 3.7 miles east of a 3.1 magnitude quake in Dallas on Saturday night. That one came just four minutes after a 3.4 magnitude event in Irving.

Within minutes, the WFAA Facebook page received dozens of comments, many from people who did not feel anything… but others who did.

“Felt it out here in Irving again between Story and Beltline,” wrote Samantha Newton on WFAA’s Facebook page. “A lot weaker than last night’s … feels like I am back in Cali, LOL!”

“Felt it in Las Colinas,” added Lillian Winfoeld. “It was a light shake; nothing like last night.”

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries.

I-30 and Dolphin Road may still be closed during the morning rush hour. #dfw #dfwtraffic

If you have to travel the area of I-30 and Dolphin in the morning, you may want to consider an alternate route. I-30 at Dolphin and the Dolphin Rd bridge may be closed during the morning rush hour. TxDOT is attempting to repair the Dolphin Rd bridge after a fatality accident.

A big rig loaded with plastics and electronics struck a support on the Dolphin Rd bridge traveling between 60 – 70 MPH. The cab of the rig was destroyed and the driver died on impact.

UPDATE: Photos via Keaton Fox & NBC5

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HOV lane and one lane of I-30 is getting through the scene. It is going to be slow going.

The closer is expected to last several days as repairs to the Dolphin RD bridge continue.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11, FORCAST

High: 67°
Low:  55°
Rain Chance: 80%
UV Index: 6 (High)
Sunrise: 6:44am
Sunset. : 6:35pm

Daytime showers with a chance of some thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy.

Evening: Partly cloudy. Low of around 53°. Winds will be out of the south at 10 – 15mph.

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