Earthquakes near Pecos, Reeves County
USGS: Two earthquakes hit near Pecos. The U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday night and Thursday morning recorded a pair of earthquakes within a few miles of Pecos. The USGS reports the first took place around 10:42 p.m. less than 2 miles east-northeast of the city. That 2.5-magnitude quake was the first in the area since June 3, according to earthquaketrack.com. The depth reported was around 4 miles. The second quake, magnitude 2.7, took place around 1:51 a.m. Thursday. The quake took place around 2 miles south-southeast of the city. The depth reported was less than 2 miles. The 52 quakes reported in the last year around Pecos trails the 352 earthquakes reported near Wellington, Kansas, in the last 365 days, according to earthquaketrack.com. The USGS reported a 3.2 magnitude earthquake near Wellington on Wednesday morning. Wellington is about 29 miles south of Wichita, Kansas. Another earthquake took place around 41 miles north-northeast of Van Horn around 10:16 p.m. Wednesday. The depth of the 2.6-magnitude earthquake was around 10 miles. A quake with a magnitude of 2.5 to 5.4 is “often felt, but only causes minor damage,” according to Upseis, an educational site for seismologists. There are about 30,000 quakes each year, according to the site. Read more at /mrt.com
Let’s blame them on the Saltwater Disposal Wells in the area…nah! That’s NOT what’s causing the small tremblers.
ol’ Lawrence in Verhalen