The “Big One”

In 1931, the west Texas town of Valentine experienced Texas’ “big one.” It had a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter Scale and was strongly recorded on seismographs across the globe. Evidently, it made quite a mess of the small town, too.

source: http://blog.chron.com/factistics/2011/03/houston-earthquakes/

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“Whole Lot of Shakin” Going On”

Elvis might be surprised with the recent seismic activity in Irving, Texas

http://earthquaketrack.com/us-tx-irving/recent

Did you feel it?

Beautiful picture of the Earth , courtesy of Weston Observatory, MA.  This is a seismogram of the magnitude 3.6 earthquake that occurred in Texas on Jan 7, 2015.

It was recorded at Nacogdoches, TX — about 145 miles from the epicenter. The P-wave arrived at about 00:52:45, and the S-wave arrived at about 00:53:10.

For more information about this seismogram, and other seismology research in Texas, see the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics —

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/seismology/ See More

Photo: This is a seismogram of the magnitude 3.6 earthquake that occurred in Texas on Jan 7, 2015.

It was recorded at Nacogdoches, TX -- about 145 miles from the epicenter. The P-wave arrived at about 00:52:45, and the S-wave arrived at about 00:53:10.

For more information about this seismogram, and other seismology research in Texas, see the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics --

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/seismology/