• More shaking going on due to fracking in a town southeast of San Antonio.
  • Two earthquakes hit 30 minutes apart in Falls City, Texas.
  • Both quakes were recorded from the same general area.

Three big earthquakes have been reported in the past week in Falls City, Texas. The first was on Thursday, February 8, 2024, and then two just 30 minutes apart on Monday, February 12, 2024.

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Earthquake Felt As Far Away As San Antonio

According to kens5.com the strongest quake could be felt in San Antonio. Falls City is 43 miles away from the south Texas hub, and the 3.9 magnitude earthquake was still felt.

Falls City is about 10 miles northwest of Karnes City. They had a violent quake there and if they can feel it in San Antonio, it has to be disconcerting for the few closer residents.

Many Small Earthquakes Are Happening All Over Texas

Recently we shared a story about Mentone, Texas getting a 5.2 quake in the Delaware Basin of Texas. That area has been home to more earthquakes than ever, since 2009 due to fracking.

California is no longer the earthquake leader in the U.S. as we have increased our oil and gas drilling in Texas. The quakes are usually in an unpopulated area, but now are being felt in major cities.

Most researchers agree that these are the consequences of fracking. As these earthquakes get stronger and closer to populated areas, the consequences could eventually outweigh the positives.

Tips For Staying Safe During An Earthquake in Texas

Here are some tips on how to stay safe during an earthquake according to the CDC.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

The Strongest Earthquakes in East Texas History

Here's a look (in no particular order at some of the strongest earthquakes in East Texas in modern history. Some of these tremors were centered in East Texas, while the epicenters of other quakes were in neighboring states, but the effects were felt in East Texas.

Gallery Credit: Danny Merrell