Another Earthquake Reported Near El Paso

Another Earthquake Reported Near El Paso

POSTED: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 10:19am

UPDATED: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 6:39am

SIERRA BLANCA - There are reports that just before 5:45 a.m. Monday morning, another earthquake struck in the El Paso area, near Sierra Blanca, TX.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, the quake registered at a magnitude 4.3 and hit about 34 miles south-west of Sierra Blanca.

Viewers called NC9 and told us they felt the quake.

Several others have also reported they felt it on the USGS website.

Here's a link to the information.

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I'm from El Paso, i lived all my life between El Paso and Juarez, Currently I"m serving the US NAVY, Stationed in Japan for the las 13 months, I felt my first earthquake the moment i descended from the AMC flight in Yokota Air Base, here its normal to feel at least one but as many as 20 earthquakes that range between 2 to 6+ in the richter scale, there are not that many things as scary as been in the middle of 9.1 earthquake, living in the 10th floor of a really narrow building.

Also 34 miles SW of Sierra Blanca is Fort Hancock. I live there and so does my father. He never felt anything either.

I work in Sierra Blanca. I was there at 5:45 a.m. and felt nothing! What's all this talk about quakes?

Hay Steven, you are a funny funny guy!
I guess you do not have a lot to do with your time. Maybe you should take up volunteer work at your local school, teaching English classes.

Any say on why this is happening?
Are we on a fault line or something of the sort?

When Mexico City had the big earthquake in the 1980's it was reported that tremors were felt here in El Paso. I remember learning that El Paso is along a fault line.

Keep your eyes on Carrizozo & The Rio Grande...activity is going to increase...;-)

I was woken up as my 3 year old daughter was crying. I did feel the bed was moving slightly. Didn't think of anything as I blamed that to my lack of sleep.

Doesn't anybody proofread anymore? 34 what?; feet, inches, miles?
And how do you feel an earthquake on a website?

Steven, to answer your questions:

-34 miles.
-Yes, someone does proofread the posts, I apologize for getting to this post so late.
-A Web site does NOT feel an earthquake, but it does allow the USGS to POST the registrations of earthquakes worldwide so that others can find information.

We appreciate your comments and inquiries.

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