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Magnitude 4.49 Earthquake near Atoka on 02/23/2024
Carlsbad, NM
February 23, 2024

On February 23, 2024, around 9:47:07 AM UTC time, a magnitude 4.49 earthquake occurred near Atoka, NM, followed by seven earthquakes in a span of few hours. The event was recorded on seismometers operated by the New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory.

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Photo by Emily Geery
New Mexico Water Leaders workshop aims to educate decision-makers, build connections
Elephant Butte, NM
January 23, 2024

Nearly 100 decision-makers and other state water leaders attended the 2023 New Mexico Water Leaders workshop in early December, an annual event designed to create awareness around water issues impacting the state.

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Figure by Luke Martin
Bureau of Geology receives $1,180,851 grant to fill knowledge gaps for San Juan Basin carbon sequestration
December 20, 2023

Study will better characterize the San Juan Basin for future carbon capture, utilization, and storage projects.

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Photo by Frank Sholedice
Water Leaders Workshop brings together decision makers for collaboration and learning
December 13, 2023

Legislators, state and federal resource management staff, and other stakeholders gather to share information and ideas.

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Dr. Nelia Dunbar ends tenure as director of the NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
December 13, 2023

Dr. Mike Timmons to take over as bureau director and state geologist

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Bureau scientists in Antarctica uncover climate knowledge frozen in time
November 21, 2023

Bureau scientists study Antarctic volcano to better understand ice sheet behavior and potential climate change impacts

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Photo by Cynthia Connolly
43rd New Mexico Mineral Symposium recap
November 16, 2023

The annual symposium brings together mineral lovers from New Mexico, the Southwest, and around the globe.

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New Mexico climate change and water impact report receives top national honor
October 25, 2023

Geologists’ association lauds publication that builds scientific foundation for mitigation efforts

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Photo by Matt Zimmerer
New journal paper uncovers origins of Valles caldera eruptions
October 24, 2023

A recent paper, coauthored by NMBGMR's Matt Zimmerer, examines the changes in magma storage conditions that preceded the caldera-forming eruption.

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NMBGMR director Dr. Nelia Dunbar to be honored for mentoring, outreach
October 23, 2023

Dr. Nelia Dunbar, director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and state geologist for New Mexico, will be honored as an outstanding role model and mentor for women who are or are considering becoming scientists and engineers.

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