Skip to comments.Earthquake Shakes Socorro, New Mexico
Posted on 05/23/2007 10:34:48 AM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
An earthquake shook Socorro Tuesday night, waking up many residents.
Officials with the United States Geological Survey said the quake registered a 3.3 magnitude and was centered about four miles west of Socorro. It rattled the town around 11:16 p.m. Tuesday.
Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker was getting ready for bed when his home started shaking.
"It was scary. We didn't know whether to run downstairs and get out of the house or whether to stay there. It just left. We thought it was a wind gust but there was no wind. The whole house just shook like it was loose," Bhasker said.
City Councilor Gary Jaramillo said the earthquake knocked several photos off his wall.
Socorro city and county officials will be checking utility lines and gas pipes over the next few days for damage.
Or did the water truck hit a crack in the asphalt road?
One too many Mexicans crossed over the border...........
Mother nature at work again.. reacting to Gov. Richardson announcement for a President bid.. she reacted the same way when the Democrats held their California convention here in San Diego area..
Yeah, that would not even make the news here in So. Cal.
Would take a 5.0 here to interrupt the train of thought of our statistics prof. ‘Hmm,’ he said, ‘what is the two sigma probability of another 5.0 during next Monday’s lecture if we get a 5.0 once every three months? Would more than 50% of the class be awakened?’
I really like Socorro. I have made it a point to stop there when I can. Nice area.
There was a 3.8 a few years ago near Mountair, I felt it clearly at my place.
Dogs slept through it, so much for animals being “specially attuned” to such things.
The Rio Grande river sits atop a fault line. There are earthquakes up and down the RG valley all the time, but most are not felt by residents. Socorro seems especially active.
3.3 ho hum
Rio Grande Rift
My son just finished freshman year at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. He’s home for the summer, so he missed the earthquake.
New Mexico Tech has an explosives lab that sets off explosions that do more shaking than that.
4 miles west of Soccorro would put it somewhere inside EMRTC’s test area. Probably just a night shot. ;)
It’s whe work of them bumpy headed Magdelena aliens.
Lol. That has to be it. We should call bumpy and ask him what he’s up to.
He’s probably got work.
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