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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Capulin

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— July 12, 2021

On Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 9:33AM a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred approximately 2 miles east of Capulin, NM. It was followed by a magnitude 3.7 aftershock at 10:06AM. Residents across northern New Mexico felt the shaking. Seismologists at the Bureau of Geology observed the earthquakes on their seismometers, which stream real-time data to the web at can be seen at the NMTSO website.

You can also find out more information about this earthquake on the USGS website, where you can fill out a “Did you feel it?” report to help scientists understand the ground shaking from earthquakes.