In its 84th and 85th legislative sessions, the Texas Legislature tasked the Bureau with helping to locate and determine the origins of earthquakes in our state and, where possibly caused by human activity, with helping to prevent earthquakes from occurring in the future. The TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program was established to accomplish these goals.
As part of the program, the Bureau's TexNet research team has developed the TexNet Earthquake Catalog, a dynamic mapping web page that provides information on the location of monitoring stations and recorded earthquakes across the state. The map and data include events recorded since January 1, 2017, when data collection began. Keeping Texas citizens informed about earthquake activity helps mitigate and reduce effects of future earthquakes through improved knowledge and preparation.
Please click on the map below to see monitoring-station locations and earthquake events with magnitudes greater than 2.5 reported over the last 2 weeks. Also available on this page is further information about both TexNet and earthquakes. Note: Security settings on some web browsers may restrict features on the map.