Earthquakes Increasing in West Texas (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption A new study by The University of Texas at Austin has used historical data to confirm an increase in seismic activity near the city of Pecos in West Texas. The graphic depicts the locations of earthquakes each year from 2009 to 2017. Most were very small in magnitude. Credit The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences Usage Restrictions credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.