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The list below shows the latest  Texas earthquakes

Articles on Texas earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com
Earthquake in Irving, Texas - Sept. 30, 2012
Timpson, Texas earthquake updated to M4.8 -  May 17, 2012
Moderate extremely shallow earthquake in Atascosa County, Texas - Oct. 20, 2011
- Shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake close to Snyder, Texas  - Sept. 11, 2011

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Texas = UTC –6

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Fort Davis, Texas Nov 18 19:29 2.6 16 MAP I Felt It
USGS Poth, Texas Nov 14 15:24 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pecos, Texas Nov 10 14:44 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pecos, Texas Oct 30 02:23 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Western Texas Oct 24 23:54 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pecos, Texas Oct 22 02:53 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Duncanville, Texas - Approximately 5 seconds. It woke me up and the windows rattled. I thought it was a tornado, but later thought it was likely an earthquake. I think it was an aftershock because it happened at 3:30 am CST.
  • EMSC Western Texas Oct 22 02:53 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Oct 22 01:57 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Oct 21 21:50 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Flatonia, Texas Oct 20 22:10 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Sep 27 10:57 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Sep 27 09:15 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fort Stockton, Texas Sep 27 04:09 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Sep 14 20:11 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Texas Sep 14 20:11 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Irving, Texas Sep 14 16:45 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Snyder, Texas Sep 06 08:02 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Snyder, Texas Sep 05 21:37 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Western Texas Sep 03 06:27 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Texas Sep 03 06:27 3.4 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Sep 03 06:24 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Sep 01 16:44 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Irving, Texas Aug 25 11:41 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • irving TX - 2-3 seconds, no damage
  • Farmers Branch - Super short duration, but violent enough to jar me out of sleep.
  • Irving - Very weak shaking
  • Las Colinas - It lasted at least three seconds and was enough to wake my tired teenager up.
  • Irving - Shaking lasted 3 seconds then a "boom" sound in the building I work at.
  • dallas - no damage just a loud bomb and 3 seconds of shaking.
  • Dallas - 4 seconds pictures moved and loud sound in the building
  • Irving - Strong shaking
  • Irving - Light shaking
  • Dallas, Texas - 2-3 seconds, very little shaking preceeded by a fairly loud, low noise.
  • Irving - no damage to my house, I was sitting in a chair with wheels when quake hit, my chair rolled slightly without my help. I thought,"how weird" before I realized it must have been a quake. this is 3rd quake I felt at my home.
  • Irving - On the sixth floor of a hotel, thought someone was shaking the foot of the bed.
  • USGS Pecos, Texas Aug 24 02:12 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Aug 21 09:44 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Texas Aug 21 09:44 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Aug 20 20:54 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Aug 20 20:48 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Snyder, Texas Aug 13 14:45 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fort Stockton, Texas Aug 10 00:41 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Aug 04 17:05 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Karnes City, Texas Jul 02 09:00 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Reno, Texas Jun 21 22:52 2.8 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Jun 15 03:54 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas Jun 15 03:54 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Jun 05 22:57 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Snyder, Texas May 06 07:46 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas May 06 07:46 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Snyder, Texas May 06 01:51 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas May 06 01:51 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas May 03 17:47 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas May 01 21:52 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Texas May 01 21:52 3.1 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Texas May 01 16:10 2.3 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Apr 19 12:18 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas Apr 19 12:18 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Apr 10 01:18 2.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas Apr 10 01:18 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pecos, Texas Jan 26 03:46 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Texas Jan 26 03:46 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Sherrie says:

      It shook the house, and at first I thought someone hit our garage with their car, or a large object landed on our roof - kind of both at the same time. Dogs started barking all around the neighborhood, too. It just felt like a big T H U M P all around our home.

    2. logicrules says:

      I lived in CA for 20+ years and became very sensitive to earthquakes.
      I have felt several earthquakes while living in Amarillo (1 year) but none have been reported until now. Why?

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        We report all earthquakes M2.5 or more coming from the main seismological agencies in the world

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