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A very rare event has taken place in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday:  A Magnitude 4.6 earthquake!

The quake took place at 12:47 PM eastern US time at a very shallow depth of only 10km.   It was felt all the way to New Orleans, Louisiana, but no damage was reported.

Earthquakes in the Gulf of Mexico are incredibly rare.  Regional records only show THREE other quakes anywhere in the entire Gulf, over the last 100 years; all smaller than Sunday's.

 

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