Earthquake Rattles East Coast; Can it Happen in El Paso?
POSTED: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 6:46pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:00pm
EL PASO - After that earthquake rattled nerves on the east coast yesterday, you might be wondering if a quake could ever hit El Paso.
The answer is yes, according to a geology professor at UTEP. In fact, it's happened before and she says chances are, it'll happen again.
"We're located near a number of faults. The mountains that you see around El Paso, the reason they're here is because the earthquakes lifted them up above the valley,” said Diane Doser, a professor at UTEP.
Two earthquakes hit northern Chihuahua, Mexico, in April; and were felt by a few people in El Paso.