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DALLAS (AP)

Minor earthquakes hit Dallas-Fort Worth area

Several minor earthquakes gave some Dallas-Fort Worth area and Oklahoma residents an early Halloween scare.

No injuries or damage have been reported.

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake last night at 11:25 p.m. (central time) hit near Grand Prairie.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.0-magnitude quake was recorded at 12:01 a.m. today in Irving.

Irving police received 911 calls from about 25 people saying they felt the quakes.

A 3.1 quake was reported about 11:30 a.m. yesterday near McLoud, Okla., some 180 miles north of the Dallas area, also no injuries or damage.

USGS geophysicist Jessica Sigala says they consider the earthquakes in the two states to be separate events because they occurred so far apart in distance and time.

The previous most recent quake in Texas was in April, shaking parts of South Texas with a 3.7 magnitude.

On the Net:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov

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