An earthquake in the Dallas area causes at least four deaths
An earthquake near Dallas has killed at least five people and injured dozens, authorities said.
The quake was felt all over the Dallas metro area, according to a Twitter feed that was updated Monday night.
It was centered at the North Point shopping center in the city’s northwest neighborhood of Westwood.
Dallas Fire-Rescue Director Larry White said there was no immediate word on the cause of the quake.
A preliminary report showed a magnitude of 7.1.
White said people in Westwood were being evacuated as a precaution and that the center of the tremor was in a different area.
White did not say whether there was a direct link to Monday’s temblor, but said that the initial reports were that the quake was the result of a fault line that had been under construction near the area.
The USGS National Earthquake Information Center said it was investigating the quake and was taking other measures.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was aware of the incident and the number of people injured.
The United States Geological Survey said the quake occurred near the North Texas Nuclear Station.
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