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Earthquakes in New Mexico

research troublesNew Mexico has a low to moderate level of seismicity. Earthquakes larger than magnitude 6 on both the Richter and the more modern Moment Magnitude scales have occurred here in the historical past and will likely occur again.

For more information on earthquake basics, the history of earthquakes in New Mexico, and earthquake preparedness, visit the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources “Tremor”earthquake information website or the New Mexico Tech Geophysics Program website.

2 April, 2014