Javascript must be enabled to view our earthquake maps. The Memo: Texas could deliver political earthquake The result of the presidential election in Texas will say a lot about where American politics is right now - and where it's headed. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chroncile. He previously worked at the San Antonio Business Journal, KGBT-TV in the Rio Grande Valley and Al Día in Dallas. Recent Earthquakes on a Map Texas Earthquake Information Find an Earthquake Report an Earthquake Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake I Texas, United States has had: (M1.5 or greater) 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 12 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 41 earthquakes in the past 30 days USGS officials reported that a 2.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded about 13 miles north of Snyder just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Of those proposed projects, 222 permits were issued with special conditions that include reducing maximum daily injection volumes and pressures as well as being required to record volumes and pressures on a daily basis as opposed to monthly. If the application does not load, try our legacy Latest Earthquakes application. The 1931 Valentine earthquake occurred on August 16 of that year with a moment magnitude of 6.5 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (severe). The largest earthquake on record for Texas occurred on 10/09/1995, with a depth of 25.6 miles and a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter scale in Starr County, TX. Over the last four years, the agency received 540 disposal well applications in areas of historic seismicity. Two smaller quakes rattled the area before and after the larger one, USGS says. While rare in Texas, earthquakes have been recorded recently. Past scientific studies from Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survery have confirmed that some of the earthquakes were man made, but oil & gas industry experts dispute those findings. Oct. 1, 2019 Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 9:48 a.m. Facebook Twitter Email. 2020-08-09 06:33:47 UTC at 06:33. Saltwater disposal wells are regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state agency that regulates the oil and natural gas industry. Railroad Commission officials adopted stricter regulations for saltwater disposal wells in November 2014. Sergio Chapa covers the oil & gas industry for the Houston Chronicle and writes for Texas Inc., a weekly Monday insert dedicated to covering the most powerful business leaders in Texas. August 09, 2020 UTC. Though no casualties were reported, the quake caused damage to many homes and buildings in the town of Valentine.It remains the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Texas history. Texas wakes up to series of earthquakes Four tremors rattle the state in less than 24 hours. From the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to the edge of the Panhandle, the Lone Star State woke up to a series of three earthquakes. The state averages 180 earthquakes per year. Tremors: 4.0-magnitude earthquake hits edge of Texas Panhandle. A 5.0-magnitude earthquake shook West Texas on Thursday morning between the cities of El Paso and Odessa, the US Geological Survey said. Applications for 68 disposal sites were returned or withdrawn. OPEC+ faces growing pressure to change course as... Tilman Fertitta’s Golden Nugget in Lake Charles... Chevron overtakes Exxon Mobil as America’s largest... Houston company constructs Permian water recycling... Texas' first aquarium set to permanently close due... Trump and Biden clash on climate in debate. There are 14,924 earthquake incidents in Texas on record since 1931. There were no immediate reports of damage but the 4.0-magnitude earthquake near Snyder tied with a Monday afternoon earthquake in the same area as the strongest earthquake in Texas so far this year, data from the Austin-based TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program shows. "No telling what it will do the bore pipe on all the wells out there," Wilson said. Frequent CenterPoint outages happen rain or shine, customers say. Houston energy exec charged for defrauding investors... Exxon to cut 1,900 jobs, mostly in Houston area, The most forgettable video app dissolves after 6 months. Earthquake Information for Texas. Frequent CenterPoint outages happen rain or shine,... Beyoncé's second Ivy Park release is on the way. From the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to the edge of the Panhandle, the Lone Star State woke up to series of three earthquakes. Farmers Branch , Texas , United States. Fuel Fix: Get daily energy news headlines in your inbox. To access USGS earthquake information without using javascript, use our Magnitude 2.5+ Earthquakes, Past Day ATOM Feed or our other earthquake feeds . Sharon Wilson, a Dallas-based organizer with environmental group Earthworks, said in a tweet that stronger earthquakes can crack walls and foundations. Location: Epicenter at 32.87, -96.913. Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass... TikTok judge schedules Sunday hearing as Trump's ban... 4.0-magnitude earthquake hits edge of Texas Panhandle, Get daily energy news headlines in your inbox, Top Republicans back Trump's efforts to discredit election results, What J.J. Watt told his Texans teammates after his 100th sack, Jeff Luhnow sues Astros, claiming to have been scapegoated, Televangelist Kenneth Copeland laughs at Biden's presidential election win, Houston energy exec charged for defrauding investors out of $1.2M. Sergio was born and raised in the Lone Star State and studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Four earthquakes rattled Texas in less than 24 hours this week, geologists say. A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded about 6.5 miles southwest of the Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Earthquakes happen when there is a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust. West Texas has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes, jumping from 19 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017 alone, according to a new study published Monday by the University of Texas at Austin. More than 1,000 people reported feeling the quake as far as El Paso, Midland, McCamey and Lubbock in Texas, in New Mexico and in Ciudad Juarez and other Mexican towns near the border with the U.S. A Houston energy exec has been charged in an elaborate scheme to defraud 21 investors out of $1.2 million in oil and gas transactions, according to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit in a rural area about 12 miles north of Snyder in Scurry County just after 2 a.m. Tuesday. 2.3 magnitude earthquake. A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southwest Texas and New Mexico, the United States Geological Survey reports. Environmentalists blame the tremors on saltwater disposal wells, which inject wastewater generated in the hydraulic fracturing process and other oil and natural gas activities deep underground. West Texas has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes, jumping from 19 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017 alone, according to a new study published Monday by the University of Texas at Austin. 6.2 km from Farmers Branch (4.2 miles) … Four earthquakes rattled Texas in less than 24 hours this week, geologists say. An extremely rare M5.0 earthquake hits Texas on March 26, 2020. Read the latest oil and gas news from HoustonChronicle.com. Another 32 applications were sent to hearing while 25 permits were issued without special conditions and 193 applications are pending technical review.