You feel it? USGS reports earthquake near Odessa and Midland

via: Battle of Tatiana



MIDLAND-ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – The United States Geological Survey reported that early this morning a magnitude 2.9 earthquake struck 11 miles northeast of Odessa and just north of Midland. less than 23 miles to the west.

This quake is one of several that have hit the locality in the past few weeks. Last month, we spoke with a geologist at UTPB, Dr. Miles Henderson, and he said that the cause of earthquake is due to pressure variation between fault lines.

Over a long period of time, oil and gas production in the Permian Basin has had consequences for fault lines in the earth’s crust, a frequent cause of saltwater earthquakes, according to Dr. Henderson. pumped into the earth. . You feel it? USGS reports earthquake near Odessa and Midland

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

Related Articles

Back to top button