There have reportedly been more than 100 Texas earthquakes that were at least a magnitude 3 or more since the 1840s. 3.2 magnitude earthquake 2019-01-20 11:32:03 UTC at 11:32 January 20, 2019 UTC Location: Epicenter at 31.441, -94.118 13.2 km from San Augustine (8.2 miles) Four earthquakes rattled Texas in less than 24 hours this week, geologists say. Two of the quakes happened in west Texas around the town of Snyder. A Texas oil well is shown in this file photo. A new study shows a dramatic increase in earthquakes in one part of Texas that is being heavily developed for oil and gas. The Balcones fault is not actively moving, and is considered one of the lowest risk zones for earthquakes in the country. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., even if San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U.S. DallasFort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Between 1847 and 1994 there were more than 110 recorded earthquakes of magnitude three or greater in Texas. Second, within Texas there have been historical earthquakes which indicate potential earthquake hazard. North Texas has seen a slew of earthquake swarms since 2008. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houstonians with ties to the Turkish region hit by a strong earthquake Friday say they've been trying to reach relatives there… No Texas earthquake has exceeded a magnitude of 6.0, and most have been fairly small and caused little or no damage. Parts of Texas have been rocked by three earthquakes in less than 12 hours. Showing quakes: past 7 days, magnitude 0.1 or higher (86 quakes) Updated: 2020-11-07 13:22 UTC West Texas has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes, jumping from 19 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017 alone, according to a new study published Monday by the University of Texas at Austin. Houston has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 0 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 0 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 0 earthquakes in the past 365 days Two regions, near El Paso and in the Panhandle, should expect earthquakes with magnitudes of about 5.5-6.0 to occur every 50-100 years, and even larger earthquakes are possible.