Human-induced M5.3 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit western Texas, U.S.

Human-induced M5.3 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit western Texas, U.S.

A shallow earthquake, registered by the USGS as M5.3, hit western Texas at 21:32 UTC on November 16, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.3 km (5.1 miles). The quake was followed by a series of aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 2.6 to 4.1.

Large tornadoes hit west Texas, U.S.

Large tornadoes hit west Texas, U.S.

A very marginal severe weather day took a shocking turn of events with a localized outbreak of large tornadoes west of Lubbock, Texas on the evening of May 23, 2022.

Slow-moving fireball over Austin, Texas

Slow-moving fireball over Austin, Texas

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over Austin, Texas at around 06:06 UTC on January 29, 2022. The event lasted about 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 72 reports from users in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, and Texas. Fireball over Austin,…

Hurricane “Nicholas” makes landfall along the Texas coast

Hurricane “Nicholas” makes landfall along the Texas coast

Nicholas reached hurricane strength at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2021, and made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 15 km (10 miles) WSW of Sargent Beach, Texas at 05:30 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum…

Giant hailstone in Texas sets record as state’s biggest

Giant hailstone in Texas sets record as state’s biggest

A destructive hailstorm that hit southern Texas on April 28, 2021, dropped a giant hailstone with a remarkable size of 16.3 cm (6.4 inches) in diameter — now confirmed as the state's largest hailstone on record, according to NOAA/NWS. On April 28, a powerful…