Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Would you believe a 5.1 earthquake in Ciudad Acuña?

As usual, for lack of a local newspaper, I was reading the online edition of El Zócalo, the Ciudad Acuña daily newspaper that is updated throughout the day as the situation merits it. 

What would be my surprise but to read that there was an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale yesterday in the northern part of Ciudad Acuña. There were no damages reported since the epicenter was located 300 kilometers from Cd. Acuña in the Big Bend area on the Mexican side of the park. https://www.zocalo.com.mx/se-registra-sismo-de-5-1-grados-en-acuna/

It is not the first time that this has happened and they attribute it to perforations in the extraction of shale gas. Though the newspaper mentions that there are no known perforations or gas wells in the area of the epicenter. It was felt as far away as Midland, Texas though I did not feel anything in Del Rio.

We continue to have cloudy and foggy conditions in the mornings but warm temperatures once the sun comes out in the afternoon. We had a high of 80 degrees today.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid


  1. They will always deny being at fault for anything when it comes to making money, so happy there weren't any damages or people being hurt in the quake. Your weather sounds nice. Its been really cold here but I love it! Must of had a big rain last night but I didn't hear a thing. I love Auntie Acid's idea LOL

    1. I am also happy there were no personal injuries or damages to lament. Fracking has been known to cause minor earthquakes, but 5.1 is high for an area without a history of seismic activity.

      Our cold front should get here by January 2nd, and I am not looking forward to it as I am very happy with temperatures in the high 70's to low 80's. Too bad mother nature does not take my opinion into account :-(

  2. Guess you didn't feel it. At least those quakes caused by fracking don't do big time damage. Of course if there are cracks in houses, the frackers can say it's not probably their fault.
    Yes! I am treasuring these warm days until Saturday night arrives.

    1. At first, I thought it was an April Fool's joke since in Latin America and Spain, "El Día de Los Inocentes" is observed on December 28th.

      The area of the epicenter is sparsely populated, much like its American sister side Big Bend National Park. If there were damages, I am sure they were very few, but who knows? The "830 Times" online edition did not even mention it.

      Just a few more days of warmth left, and then the darn heater will have to come back on.


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