A 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey on Tuesday at 10:01 p.m., approximately 2.5 miles west of Lemitar, New Mexico.

As of Wednesday morning, nine people had reported to the USGS that they felt the earthquake, but no damage has been reported.

The area around the quake is known as the Socorro Canyon fault zone, extending from San Lorenzo Canyon southward to just east of Interstate 25, about 2 kilometers north of the San Antonio exit.

The last recorded earthquake in Socorro County occurred on Jan. 25, 2022, at approximately 2:03 p.m. and was a magnitude 2.5 quake. The quake’s epicenter was about a mile west of I25, halfway between Escondida and Lemitar.

The earthquake was felt by many county residents and was recorded on seismometers operated by the New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory. Readers can review earthquake data in real-time at geoinfo.nmt.edu/nmtso/data.