Earthquake in North Midland Registers 3.5 on the Richter Scale
If you felt the earth shake last night about 10pm, or heard the windows rattle like I did, you witnessed the latest earthquake to hit the Midland/Odessa area.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the quake hit about 10:05 Monday night and the USGS reports the epicenter was located about 10 miles north-northwest of Loop 250 in Martin County.
The quake was felt from Gardendale to Greenwood and was the strongest in Midland since December 31, 2020 when a 4.0 quake hit just north of Stanton.
That was the fourth earthquake in the past week, the 19th in the past month, and the 189th recorded in the past 12 months.
I was laying in bed and heard the rattling of the windows in my room and heard the shaking of items on my headboard but did not feel the shake because of my awesome mattress.
I did get up to see if anyone else in the house had felt it but everyone was already asleep.
The cats were the only ones that seemed to feel it and they needed a bit of consoling before they decided to go lay down themselves.
The dogs seemed oblivious to the fact that the earth moved under them so there were no issues with them, unlike when a thunderstorm hits and they try to crawl through you.
No damage was done at my house or here at the station when I got in this morning but it is unnerving that we have had so many earthquakes in the past few years ever since they have started doing fracking in the oilfield.