2.7 magnitude earthquake hits Midlothian Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Feature, Midlothian on January 08, 2015 by Publisher Photo courtesy USGS MIDLOTHIAN — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed a 2.7 magnitude earthquake shook Midlothian at 2:12 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The epicenter struck four miles west-northwest of Midlothian near FM 661 and Hwy 287 at a depth of three miles.The tremor in Midlothian follows a swarm of earthquakes striking near the old Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Irving — including 3.5 and 3.6 magnitude quakes on Tuesday.The USGS shows six earthquakes within 25 miles of Waxahachie since Jan. 1, 2013. Those quakes include:2.7 magnitude on Jan. 8, 2015, 7km WNW of Midlothian 2.4 magnitude on Oct. 16, 2013, 1km W of Ovilla 2.6 magnitude on March 3, 2013, 3km W of Ovilla 2.7 magnitude on Feb. 24, 2013, 2km W of Ovilla 2.6 magnitude on Feb. 24, 2013, 2km W of Ovilla 2.5 magnitude on Feb. 24, 2013, 7km SSW of OvillaNearby Venus, in Johnson County, experienced a stronger 3.4 magnitude on Nov. 29, 2014 at 11:52 p.m. The quake was three miles NNW of Venus and at a depth of 1.7 miles. You may also be interested in readingFather sentenced to 20 years for giving drugs to teenage daughterState health officials investigating mumps outbreaksFeb. 2 declared Chris Kyle DayPublic calls for Ellis County Commissioner Robinson’s resignationKidnapping at drive-in theater; Suspect arrested; Victim found safeSuspect shot and killed after ramming Ennis policeMidlothian 2014 food establishment inspection scoresMidlothian, Palmer and Waxahachie ISDs announce makeup daysMidlothian Mayor’s Back 2 School Bash set for August 8Red Oak woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering husband ← ECSO burglary reports for Dec. 31-Jan. 5Sheriff’s deputy safe after patrol car burns → You must log in to post a comment.