4.2-magnitude Texas earthquake felt in southeastern New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department on Friday reported seismic activity was detected in Carlsbad.

The Carlsbad Brine Well remediation project’s seismic monitoring systems detected activity from a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that occurred in Texas. The earthquake occurred Sept. 2 just before midnight.

The Brine Well cavern pressure did not decline and remains stable. The New Mexico EMNRD is monitoring the situation.