Is this becoming a normal thing here in West Texas? The Permian Basin was struck with 4 earthquakes in the past 24 hours as of Dec 16th, 2021. And yes, it does seem that in the last 2 to 3 years the earthquakes here in the Midland Odessa area have been on the uprise. So, what do the numbers say.? According to the earthquaketrack.com and USGS website here are the last 15 earthquakes we have had in the area.

1. Dec 16, 2021 4:01AM  Magnitude 3.3

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 32.063°N 102.239°W
  • Depth10.4 km

2. Dec 15, 2021 11:33 PM  Magnitude 3.7

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 32.065°N 102.239°W
  • Depth10.1 km

3. Dec 15, 2021 4:21 PM  Magnitude 3.6

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 32.064°N 102.238°W
  • Depth9.8 km

4. Dec 15, 2021 9:30 AM  Magnitude 2.9

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 32.066°N 102.235°W
  • Depth8.1 km

5. Dec 10, 2021 4:29 AM  Magnitude 1.9

  • Odessa, Texas
  • Location 31.935°N 102.334°W
  • Depth 8.1 km

6. Dec 9, 2021 3:47 AM  Magnitude 2.2

  • Garden City, Texas
  •  Location 31.887°N 101.729°W
  • Depth 8.5 km

7. Dec 7, 2021 1:26 PM  Magnitude 2.4

  • Garden City, Texas
  • Location 31.881°N 101.731°W
  • Depth 7.9 km

8. Dec 3, 2021 10:22 PM  Magnitude 2.5

  • Garden City, Texas
  • Location 31.861°N 101.714°W
  • Depth 11.2 km

9. Dec 2, 2021 3:51 AM  Magnitude 2.3

  • Odessa, Texas
  • Location 31.936°N 102.321°W
  • Depth 7.3 km

10. Dec 1, 2021 6:30 PM  Magnitude 2.1

  • LaMesa, Texas
  • Location 32.418°N 102.121°W
  • Depth 11.4 km

11. Dec 1, 2021 10:00 AM  Magnitude 2.0

  • Stanton, Texas
  • Location 32.269°N 101.934°W
  • Depth 5.7 km

12. Nov 22, 2021 1:29 AM  Magnitude 2.1

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 31.977°N 102.338°W
  • Depth 8.5 km

13. Nov 21, 2021 10:54 PM  Magnitude 2.3

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 31.984°N 102.308°W
  • Depth 8.4 km

14. Nov 17, 2021 9:21 AM  Magnitude 2.2

  • Gardendale, Texas
  • Location 31.892°N 101.729°W
  • Depth 8.2 km

15. Nov 16, 2021 2:36 AM  Magnitude 3.5

  • Midland, Texas
  • Location 32.119°N 102.158°W
  • Depth 8.2 km

According to the Earthquake track.com......

Gardendale has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 4 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 6 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 19 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 258 earthquakes in the past 365 days

Yeah, I don't know about you, but these numbers surprised me!

Get more INFO and stats AT THE USGS website here. 

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