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Dallas Earthquake

From the Archives: Earthquakes—What Can North Texas Houses Handle?

By Leah Shafer / December 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

If tornadoes are not bad enough — and they are really, really bad –— we have to worry now about earthquakes in North Texas. With the recent identification by seismologists of the two-mile fault line near the Trinity River at the center of the activity, many homeowners are wondering about the safety of their houses. […]

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After a Rash of Earthquakes, Should North Texas Update its Building Codes?

By Joanna England / May 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

Did you feel that earthquake this morning? We definitely did, and it happened just as I was dropping off my preschooler in Lakewood. The tremor, a 2.7 magnitude quake near Farmers Branch according to the United States Geological Survey map, made me wonder if my son’s school was built to withstand a significant earthquake. It’s […]

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Earthquakes & Real Estate: What Can North Texas Houses Handle?

By Leah Shafer / February 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

  With the ongoing earthquakes in North Texas, and recent identification by seismologists of the two-mile fault line near the Trinity River at the center of the activity, many homeowners are wondering about the safety of their houses. The biggest January quakes were measured around 3.6 or 3.7, which is relatively minor, but with this […]

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Should You Add Earthquake Insurance to Your Home Insurance Policy? Deductibles Very High In Most Cases

By Candy Evans / January 8, 2015 / 4 Comments

Reader tells us her wall cracks got worse after Tuesday’s quakes Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, we had 12 little earthquakes in North Texas. I definitely felt one, the strongest one said to be a 3.6 on the Richter Scale. My son lives near Palo Alto where they had a fierce 6.0 quake this summer. […]

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Water Mains Break After Two Earthquakes Rock North Texas, But Will Homeowners See Damage?

By Joanna England / January 6, 2015 / 4 Comments

Update 9:50 pm:  The neighbor who took the video you are seeing tells me: “I think it is related (to the earthquake), it happened right after the first earthquake, not 2 hours like the city told Robert Wilonsky, it is at the intersection of Hughes and Dykes Way.” He also tells me that whatever caused […]

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