There has been reports of shaking in the downtown San Antonio area. People saying that they saw light fixtures swaying a bit. Reports show that people that were in high rise buildings had felt the earthquake more than people on the street level.
San Antonio College had been evacuated for precautionary reasons. A text notification was released at 4:06pm: “Please avoid the Chance Academic Center and Moody Learning Center and Scobbe Planetarium until further notice.” The school had decided to cancel classes for the remainder of the day.
The Chief Meterologist at NewsWest 9, Anthony Franze said that this was the third strongest earthquake recorded in Texas history and the strongest since 1995.
Professionals say not to be alarmed.
The epicenter of the 5.4 earthquake was nearly 400 miles West of San Antonio near Toyah, TX that occurred on November 16, 2022 at 3:32pm.
Seismograph’s use a Richter scale in correlation to determine the intensity of an earthquake. A simple numeric scale used 1 to 9, 9 being the most devastating earthquake that felt like a bomb went off. The scale shows that 2.5 to 5.4 earthquakes are often felt but only causes minor damage to structures.