Residents react to 3.2 earthquake in Mora County

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There was some rattling Friday morning in northern New Mexico.

A magnitude 3.2 quake struck at 5:35 a.m. in Mora County.

“Around 5:37 I heard a shake, it freaked me out. I thought it was thunder but it wasn’t,” said Mora County resident Brenda Vasquez.

It’s depth reached 5 kilometers.

“I asked people who live closer to the epicenter and they say their house shook,” said another resident Jashe Alcon. “It’s something people talking about. Doesn’t happen here, not to my recollection.”

The quake was not strong enough to cause any damage but it sure has people talking.

“Being raised in Mora, I hadn’t heard of any in my lifetime,” said Mora County Sheriff Greg Laumbach.

Researchers last year predicted more small earthquakes in New Mexico, which they believe is a result of fracking.

The last quake of similar size to hit New Mexico was in December of 2016 when a 4.0 earthquake hit Cimarron.

New Mexico is still considered one of the safest states when it comes to natural disasters.

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