North Texas Earthquakes

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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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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Is Shale Gas Exploration Causing Earthquakes? Today’s Texas House Committee Meeting Will Study What May Cause Rash of Texas Quakes

By Joanna England / May 12, 2014 / 1 Comment

Several North Texas homeowners, especially those in Azle and near Eagle Mountain Lake, are concerned that expanded shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing may be causing the rash of seismic activity that has these communities all shook up. To address these concerns, the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity is holding a hearing today at […]

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