After 11 Quakes In 24 Hours, Dallas Suburb Scrutinizes Emergency Plan

By Marice Richter
DALLAS, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Seismologists installed more earthquake-monitoring devices in the Dallas suburb of Irving on Thursday as officials examined contingency plans after a series of temblors raised concerns for the area near the former Dallas Cowboys football stadium.
The quakes this week did not cause any major damage or injuries, but were unusual in the area that is relatively free from significant seismic events.
Clay Jenkins, the top political official in Dallas County who is also responsible for emergency management, said that although the threat for a major earthquake in the county remains low, the preparations are warranted.
Dallas County emergency management officials encouraged residents to fasten shelves securely to walls and practice drills of dropping to the floor in the event of a —> Read More Here


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