Archives for February 2021

Earthquake Recorded Near Whites City On Monday

Did you feel the ground shake a little? Some did, as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake was registered by the US Geolicical Survey near Whites City. That’s about 15 minutes almost straight south of Carlsbad. The earthquake was felt in Southeast New Mexico and west Texas early Monday moring, around 8:30 in the morning. There have been no damage or injury reports. The area experienced a similar shaker on January 31st, when the USGS recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake in the very same area near Whites City.

Chaves County Home A Total Loss After Massive Fire

A massive house fire on Monday in Chaves COunty. Sheriff Mike Harrington posted on Facebook, saying firefighters and deputies responded to the 5600 block of Gramma Road. The first crews on the scene found a home engulfed in flames. The home is a total loss, but thankfully, Harrington said there were no injuries. Harrington asked the public to help the family by donating items to The Red Cross, as they have lost everything. The cause of the fire is not yet known.