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M5.2 Earthquake 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM
USGS Earthquake Site ^ | 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC | USGS

Posted on 06/28/2014 11:07:18 PM PDT by SubMareener

Really strange place for an earthquake. Magnitude is consistent with an underground nuclear test. More at USGS site.


TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: arizona; earthquake; newmexico
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Anybody feel it
1 posted on 06/28/2014 11:07:19 PM PDT by SubMareener
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To: SubMareener

Bump.

I missed it here.

North Pole, Alaska.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 11:08:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: CedarDave

Ping.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 11:08:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: SubMareener

I felt it and I’m a few hours away. It was weird.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 11:11:47 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: SubMareener

Seismicity map of NM from 1973 - 2012.
5 posted on 06/28/2014 11:12:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

NM seismic hazard map.
6 posted on 06/28/2014 11:13:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Do you have one for Arizona? That is where the quakes were this evening.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 11:14:56 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Suz in AZ

8 posted on 06/28/2014 11:15:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SubMareener

Aliens............


9 posted on 06/28/2014 11:16:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SubMareener

Around 3 miles down, not very deep.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 11:18:34 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Event Time

2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC
2014-06-28 21:59:33 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
2014-06-28 21:59:33 UTC-07:00 system time

Location

32.607°N 109.151°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
Nearby Cities

50km (31mi) NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico
83km (52mi) WSW of Silver City, New Mexico
136km (85mi) WNW of Deming, New Mexico
144km (89mi) NNE of Douglas, Arizona
288km (179mi) ESE of Phoenix, Arizona


11 posted on 06/28/2014 11:18:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SubMareener

That is very surprising, you should ask the mods to remove the u from your spelling though.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 11:19:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: SubMareener
Do you have one for Arizona? That is where the quakes were this evening.

50 KM NW of Lordsburg, NM would actually be in Arizona -- closer to Clifton, AZ than to Lordsburg.

Large copper mine in the vicinity. Therefore, explosives are a possibility.

13 posted on 06/28/2014 11:20:13 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: SubMareener

AZ seismicity map.


AZ seismic hazard map.
14 posted on 06/28/2014 11:23:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SubMareener

Felt it here in Gilbert, AZ


15 posted on 06/28/2014 11:24:00 PM PDT by Revelation Concepts
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To: SubMareener

Yep. Elephant Butte, NM


16 posted on 06/28/2014 11:26:34 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: SubMareener

5.2 is not so big. Here in the Philippines we have had 7 of them that size this month alone.
http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/html/update_SOEPD/EQLatest.html


17 posted on 06/28/2014 11:36:47 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: SubMareener; DAVEY CROCKETT; Davis; dc-zoo; DvdMom; DocRock; Esther Ruth; EX52D; fanfan; fatima; ...
Earthquake Ping List.
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Arizona 5.2 Earthquake

Arizona: A shallow 5.2 earthquake occurred at 9:59 pm June 28, 2014 near the Southeast boundary of the Arizona State line as it borders New Mexico. Shallow earthquakes are typically felt over a larger area as compared to deep earthquakes.

The USGS generally identifies the largest, most well known city which is closest in proximity to the epicenter. In this case the epicenter is in Arizona, while the closest city is in New Mexico.



M 5.2 - 50km NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC
Event Time 2014-06-28 21:59:33 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
Location 32.607°N 109.151°W
Depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
Nearby Cities

50km (31mi) NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico
83km (52mi) WSW of Silver City, New Mexico
136km (85mi) WNW of Deming, New Mexico
144km (89mi) NNE of Douglas, Arizona
288km (179mi) ESE of Phoenix, Arizona

18 posted on 06/29/2014 12:02:38 AM PDT by bd476
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Hate to say this but one of the quiet things going on in New Mexico is an enormous fracking effort. East part of the state. No idea if near there.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 12:20:19 AM PDT by Owen
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To: SubMareener

Woke me up in Silver City !


20 posted on 06/29/2014 12:21:41 AM PDT by Smeagle
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To: Owen

At least 300 miles west of the NM-TX eastern border.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 12:23:24 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: All
New Mexico Earthquake History

Most of New Mexico's historical seismicity has been concentrated in the Rio Grande Valley between Socorro and Albuquerque. About half of the earthquakes of intensity VI or greater (Modified Mercalli intensity) that occurred in the State between 1868 and 1973 were centered in this region.

The earliest reported earthquake in New Mexico was an intensity V tremor that occurred near Socorro on April 20, 1855.

In the years that followed, Socorro was struck by numerous low to moderate intensity earthquakes. Most of these caused little or no damage and were felt over a small area.

However beginning on July 2, 1906 and lasting well into 1907, the area was affected by shocks almost daily. There were three fairly severe shocks in this series.

The first was an intensity VII tremor that struck on July 12, 1906 and cracked some adobe walls and threw others down. Ground fissures and visible waves on the surface were reported with this earthquake.

Another shock of intensity VII on July 16, 1906 was felt at Raton, about 370 km northeast of Socorro and at Douglas, Arizona, about 420 km southwest. The epicenter was probably about 16 km west of Socorro.

On November 15, 1906, an intensity VII shock was felt over an area of about 250,000 square kilometers.

Rumbling sounds were heard during this earthquake.
Socorro area, New Mexico
1906 11 15 12:15 UTC
Intensity VII

Largest Earthquake in New Mexico


This earthquake, which increased the property damage already sustained at Socorro, was described as the most severe shock of the year.

Four rebuilt chimneys were shaken off the Socorro County Courthouse, and two others were cracked severely. Plaster fell at the courthouse, and a cornice on the northwest corner of the two-story adobe Masonic Temple was thrown onto its first floor.

Several bricks fell from the front gable on one house. Plaster was shaken from walls in Santa Fe, about 200 kilometers from the epicenter. Felt over most of New Mexico and in parts of Arizona and Texas.


Abridged from "Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised)," by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.

Largest Earthquake in New Mexico

Later shocks occurred at Socorro on July 18, 1913 (intensity V), January 31, 1919 (intensity IV-V), and February 1, 1919 (intensity V).

An intensity V earthquake caused slight damage at Socorro on January 7, 1934.

The most recent shock to affect the area occurred on July 3, 1961, causing slight damage at Socorro (intensity VI).

The towns of Bernardo and La Joya, about 30 kilometers and 40 kilometers north of Socorro, have been the center of a number of moderately strong earthquakes.

On February 20, 1935, an intensity VI shock damaged adobe and concrete buildings at Bernardo. This earthquake was accompanied by a thunderous roar.

On July 22, 1960, an intensity V tremor knocked some items from shelves at La Joya.

The next day on July 23, 1960, a weak adobe wall was toppled and adobe buildings were cracked by an intensity VI earthquake. The total felt area of this shock was about 7,800 square kilometers.

One day later on July 24, 1960, an intensity V shock broke two small windows at Boys Ranch and awakened many persons at Bernardo.

Belen, about 56 kilometers south of Albuquerque, experienced a series of earthquakes that lasted from December 12 to 30, 1935.

Loud subterranean sounds accompanied a strong shock on December 17, that cracked the brick wall of an old public school buildings in Belen.

In addition, there were reports of fallen plaster and small objects shaken from shelves. Numerous weak intermittent tremors were felt in the area, with additional slight damage from tremors on December 19 and 21.

The area around Los Lunas was affected by a series of earthquakes in 1893 that lasted for about 3 months.

On September 7, 1893, five strong shocks, the most severe of intensity VII, struck Los Lunas. Many adobe buildings which had been weakened by earlier disturbances were thrown down.

Felt reports were also received from Sabainal.

Albuquerque has been the center of several moderately strong shocks.

On July 12, 1893, three intensity V earthquakes shook every house in the city. Clocks stopped, and one report told of a chandelier swinging for 10 minutes.

On December 3, 1930, two distinct shocks cracked plaster and dishes.

A strong localized shock of intensity VI on February 4, 1931, caused people to leave houses and created a near panic situation in theaters. Many people reported they were thrown from bed. Some building damage and landslides occurred.

On November 6, 1947, Zamora, slightly east of Albuquerque, was shaken by an earthquake. Cracks were reported in plaster and a fireplace.

Minor plaster cracks in a bank building in Albuquerque were reported from an intensity V earthquake on November 3, 1954.

The shock was also felt at Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Sandia Pueblo.

A lighter shock on November 2 was felt over the same area.

An earthquake, measured at 3.8, on November 28, 1970, awakened thousands at Albuquerque.

The shock had a felt area of 3,000 square kilometers. The roof of a barn collapsed and a rooftop air-conditioner shook loose and fell through a skylight. Plaster cracks, broken windows, and many other instances of minor damage were reported. Many burglar alarms were activated.

On January 4, 1971, another shock caused considerable minor damage in Albuquerque, principally at the University of Albuquerque.

An earthquake with strong local effects occurred on May 18, 1918, in Santa Fe County. At Cerrillos, people were thrown off their feet, a break in the earth's surface was noted, and fallen plaster was reported (intensity VII - VIII).

Similar effects were noted at Stanley.

On January 22, 1966, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake centered near Dulce affected about 39,000 square kilometers of northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado.

Nearly every building in Dulce was damaged to some degree; many buildings had exterior and interior damage and considerable chimney damage was noted.

The principal property damage was sustained at the Bureau of Indian Affairs School and Dormitory Complex and at the Dulce Independent Schools.

Rockfalls and landslides occurred along Highway 17, about 15 to 25 km west of Dulce; in addition some minor cracks appeared in the highway.

Minor damage was also reported at Lumberton, NM, and Edith, Colorado.

A magnitude 4.1 shock on December 24, 1973, occurred near Grants. The tremor caused minor damage in the Grants area and was also felt at Laguna, Bluewater, and Fort Wingate. Maximum reported intensity was V.

Abridged from Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 3, May-June 1975, by Carl von Hake.

Edits and emphases by bd476 for clarity and consistency.

22 posted on 06/29/2014 1:08:31 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Thanks, excellent research, I sure didn’t know that stuff about New Mexico.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 1:18:42 AM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: ansel12
ansel12 wrote: "Thanks, excellent research, I sure didn't know that stuff about New Mexico."

You're welcome, ansel12. Thank you for your kind comments!


24 posted on 06/29/2014 1:31:55 AM PDT by bd476
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To: SubMareener
Magnitude isn't used as a distinguishing characteristic of nuclear detonation detection. The main characteristic of a nuke or massive conventional detonation is the seismograph patterns:

Source: https://www.llnl.gov/str/Walter.html Nukes or massive conventional explosions are quite distinctive on a seismograph.

25 posted on 06/29/2014 1:39:06 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: bd476

Three miles is pretty shallow for there.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 1:39:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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Darksheare wrote: "Three miles is pretty shallow for there."

Not sure about it being atypically shallow for the area. While it is a shallow quake, in this earthquake, depth would primarily be an indicator and/or predictor of how widespread the area the earthquake would be felt.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 3:06:43 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Owen

or, it could be something as crazy as a volcano waking up:
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/assets/files/Curators/Crumpler/02_State_Volc_Map2.2.pdf


28 posted on 06/29/2014 3:18:25 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: SubMareener

I was awake during it. The whole trailer I was in started rocking back and forth enough that I had to widen my stance! I’m about 20miles from the epicenter. There is no fracking in this area and the blasting the mines do is nothing like what happened. Very odd for this location.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Owen

I hate to say this but look at a map and study a little geography if not geology.

You’ve raised fracking red herring.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: bd476

Lordsburg has a great little “Welcome to New Mexico” visitor center as you enter from Arizona on I-10...that state’s centers are second only to Texas in our experience.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 9:07:34 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: SubMareener

I watched it on the ABC7 cam last night. It was delayed but live. Most interesting events right now. UTAH, OKLAHOMA, NEW MEXICO, ( or was it actually in AZ?)


32 posted on 06/29/2014 9:41:17 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Spktyr

great graphic!! Thanks


33 posted on 06/29/2014 9:42:21 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: ErnBatavia
ErnBatavia wrote: "Lordsburg has a great little 'Welcome to New Mexico' visitor center as you enter from Arizona on I-10...that state's centers are second only to Texas in our experience."
Cool, sounds like a place I'd enjoy. Maybe a road trip is in order... oops, that is, when gasoline prices drop. :)


34 posted on 06/29/2014 9:58:07 AM PDT by bd476
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To: SubMareener

I did not feel it, people about 30 miles N. of me did but it was felt from Benson, Az to parts of El Paso, TX from reports from friends.

There was what sounds like a fairly major quake years ago in Southeastern AZ, Mexico:

http://www.tombstonetimes.com/stories/quake.html


35 posted on 06/29/2014 10:04:14 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Owen

Look at a map...far from oil patch...


36 posted on 06/29/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT by Tammy8
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My wife felt it in Tucson.

The actual location of the quake and the aftershocks were on the Lazy B ranch that is the title of Sandra Day O'Connor’s book.

One aftershock was less than 1/2 mile from their ranch house.


37 posted on 06/29/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Owen

Definitely a red herring - in SE NM we have been disposing of oil field salt water in deep injection wells for over 60 years with no earthquake problems. Fracking in horizontal formations is relatively new but fracking of vertical oil-bearing formations has been a part of oil well development for over 50 years.

Having said that, in some areas of the country that do not have the type of formations we have here, disposal of large volumes of water under high pressure in injection wells might cause a problem. That is where consultation with structural geologists and seismologists would be useful.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 1:11:36 PM PDT by CedarDave
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39 posted on 06/29/2014 1:13:05 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

I didn’t do it.
Honest.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 1:37:47 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: bd476

Thanks for the info, bd476.

I remember the Dulce quake of 1966. We were near Abiquiu.


41 posted on 06/29/2014 1:38:02 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: bd476

In what area of the state are you?


42 posted on 06/29/2014 1:40:27 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

That’s where our daughter & son-in-law are. He’s active Air Guard out at Clear. We’re going up the 1st week of December as their 3rd baby is due on Thanksgiving!


43 posted on 06/29/2014 2:18:57 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

It’s a wonderful area.


44 posted on 06/29/2014 3:26:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I notice the 4 Corners area is stable, yet with all those gas wells and fracking there you would think it would be a whole lot of shaking going on, that is IF fracking caused earthquakes.

On the other hand, it looks like the Raton area, where there are no gas wells, is all shook up. Maybe it is all those old coal mines collapsing.


45 posted on 06/29/2014 3:35:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

They love it. They’ve been there since Sept. 2004.


46 posted on 06/29/2014 3:39:46 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: AlexW
5.2 is not so big.

It certainly is when you're close to the epicenter...

47 posted on 06/29/2014 3:43:20 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SubMareener

I wish we could get the spelling of Lordsburg fixed in the title, there is no u in Lordsburg.


48 posted on 06/29/2014 4:10:19 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: bd476

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 06/29/2014 6:52:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: blueplum

There is a volcanic field west/sw of the epicenter.


50 posted on 06/29/2014 7:42:32 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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