Two earthquakes, one with a 3.6 magnitude, were reported southwest of Luis Lopez Thursday morning by the United States Geologic Survey.
A 2.7 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 5.6 kilometers was reported 3 kilometers from Luis Lopez, followed by the 3.6 magnitude earthquake, measured at a depth of 6.3 kilometers just 5 kilometers southwest of the community.
No damage was reported by USGS.
Socorro is the most seismically active region in the state, because of a magma body that is 12 miles below the surface, according to a New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources publication—the winter 2009 edition of New Mexico Earth Matters.
According to the publication, the largest historic earthquake in the state was likely a 1906 earthquake near Socorro with an estimated magnitude of 6.2.