3.1 quake reported near Texas-New Mexico border

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CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck in a remote part of southeastern New Mexico near the Texas border, but there have been no reports of any damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit Tuesday morning southwest of Carlsbad near the boundary of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

The ranger station at Dog Canyon reported feeling a slight bump, but officials at Carlsbad Caverns National Park – about 45 miles away from the epicenter – said no visitors or staff reported feeling anything.

There have been about 10 small quakes in the region that includes southeastern New Mexico and part of West Texas over the last year. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quakes have averaged around a magnitude 3.0 and most were closer to Pecos and Fort Stockton, Texas.

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