Texas Reports Four Earthquakes This Week

A spate of four earthquakes struck Texas over the course of 14 hours between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, according to a report by Fuel Fix.

One earthquake was reported in the Barnett Shale area of north Texas. The other three earthquakes were reported in the Permian Basin area of west Texas. No damage was reported.

The University of Texas at Austin’s earthquake monitoring service, TexNet, indicated that 200 earthquakes have been reported in Texas during 2019. In 2018, TexNet reported a total of 192 earthquakes for the year.

Two of this week’s four earthquakes tied the current record for the strongest this year, measuring a magnitude of 4.0.