We Get Ike, Dallas Gets A Minor Earthquake
In our "WTF?" news of the day comes word that Dallas got hit by anearthquake
last night. More than a dozen crack pipes were shattered after falling from lockers at Cowboy HQ in Valley Ranch (We're assuming).
We lived in Dallas for five long years and don't remember any earthquakes. And we thing we would have remembered them, even if they were like this one, a 2.5-magnitude job described by a geophysicist as feeling "like a lightly loaded truck passing by, kind of a sharp jerk and then a rapid vibration."
It turns out Texas -- at least those parts of Texas that aren't Houston -- do tend to get minor earthquakes from time to time. Here's the official U.S. Geological Society history of the state's shaking. (If that doesn't work, try this.)
We're sure FEMA is pulling trucks out of Galveston in order to help the poor citizens of Big D.
-- Richard Connelly
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Going Under: What Can Happen If Your Anesthesiologist Leaves the Room During an Operation
Sat., Oct. 24, 12:00am
Sat., Oct. 24, 11:00am
Sun., Oct. 25, 12:00am
Mon., Oct. 26, 12:00am
- Young and Restless: The Astros are Way Ahead of Themselves With a Breakthrough Season
- Crushed City: Astros Heartbreaking Game Four Loss to Royals Brings Back Bad Houston...