[Sca-cooks] OT earthquake

Kathleen Roberts karobert at unm.edu
Wed Aug 24 07:16:19 PDT 2011

New Mexico has it's share of earthquakes, usually little ones, since we do kind of sit on a fault line.
The wild fires and monsoonal floods are what has been kicking our butts this year.  Destroyed an apple orchard, Dixon Apples, with a one two punch... large portion destroyed by wildfires, and just as they were picking up, flooded out by monsoon rains.    Trees ripped up and lying flat on the ground.
I don't think they will recover from that.  They had wonderful apples.
>>> "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at att.net> 8/23/2011 7:21 PM >>>
A 5.3 quake is quite noticeable but not particularly severe.  Given the 
location and a 6.0 (upgraded from 5.8) on the East Coast, I can see the 
quake in Colorado not making the news.  I haven't heard anything about it in 
Oklahoma either.  The disruption of rail, air and highway traffic around 
D.C. is far more important to the news powers than a little shaking out in 
the hinterlands.


> So it was earthquakes (plural) then...
> The Colorado one isn't making the news here.
> Johnnae
> On Aug 23, 2011, at 7:02 PM, Melanie Unruh wrote:
>> Yes, south of Denver near the CO/NM border. 5.3 magnitude at 11:46  last
>> night. Mostly groceries off shelves and pictures off walls near the
>> epicenter, although it seems to have been felt across a large swath of
>> southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

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