Earthquakes shake up south Eddy County

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There’s a lot of talk around Carlsbad about Tuesday’s earthquakes. According to the Carlsbad Fire Department, there were three earthquakes in the area, all about 40-50 miles to the south near Mentone, Texas. There were 3.2 and 3.1 magnitude quakes at 10:34 a.m. and 3:34 p.m. respectively. Finally, the quake many people in Carlsbad felt was registered at 4.5 magnitude and recorded at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday night at a depth of around three miles. 

We do not have any reports of local damage, and we have been informed that the earthquakes caused no issues to the brine well. 

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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