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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes New Mexico, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

An hour ago USGS reported that a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Rio Arriba County, 59 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA at a shallow depth of 13.5km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on preliminary data, the earthquake was felt by a lot of people located close to the epicenter. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include  Capulin (pop. 290) located 4 miles from the epicenter, and Santa Teresa (pop. 2,700) 6 miles away, Los Alamos (pop. 12,000) located 33 miles from the epicenter, Española (pop. 10,200) 40 miles away, White Rock (pop. 5,700) 40 miles away, Santa Clara Pueblo (pop. 1000) 41 miles away, and Santa Fe (pop. 84,100) 58 miles away.

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