Update at 5:39 p.m.: The U.S. Geological Survey now says we had two quakes this morning — one, a very small tremor near Preston Hollow (!) at 3:49. It took a while to show up because it was so small, measuring a meager 2.0 magnitude. Its epicenter may change once seismologists get a better look at the data. But for now, at least, the USGS shows it near the Walnut Hill Lane-Inwood Road intersection, almost directly behind Ursuline Academy of Dallas.
Original post at 9:25 a.m.: What timing: This morning the Texas House of Representatives’ Energy Resources Committee is discussing a statewide study related to “land shifting” — or, you know, earthquakes? And in the midst of that chat, Dallas felt yet another land-shift at 8:58 a.m., our third quake in the past 24 hours and our God-knows-how-many since last April, when the swarm descended on Dallas and Irving. The U.S. Geological Survey says this morning’s was a small one, especially compared to the 3.2-magnitude tremor that provided Sunday morning’s wake-up call. It was a 2.7-magnitude quake located at Lombardy Lane and Webb Chapel Extension in Northwest Dallas — at the entrance to the Calvalry Hill Cemetery, where Conrad Hilton is buried. MORE