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Despite the underwater quake, there is absolutely no risk of a tsunami anywhere as a result of it.
The Weather Chanel described the event as “rare.” They report:
A rare magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans.
No damage or injuries have been reported.
Apparently there was an earthquake a few minutes ago about 120 miles SE of Grand Isle or 160 mi SE of New Orleans. There is NO tsunami threat from this earthquake.
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) May 6, 2018
Pretty crazy that a 4.9 magnitude earthquake was only about 350 miles to the southeast of Beaumont a little over two hours ago! Relatively rare to have earthquakes of this strength happen in the Gulf. pic.twitter.com/nKmmpZLpRd
— Eric Brill (@EBrillWx) May 6, 2018
— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) May 6, 2018
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred a few hours ago in the Northern Gulf centered about 250 miles to our southwest. Some felt it in Louisiana, but there’s no tsunami threat. Not unheard of in the Gulf, but it doesn’t happen very often. #Local18 pic.twitter.com/DSxXnduxos
— Tyler Allender WECP (@TylerAllender) May 6, 2018
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