NEW ORLEANS — A relatively rare earthquake was detected in the Gulf of Mexico about 115 kilometers southeast of the South Pass, Louisiana around 11:47 a.m. CDT Sunday.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake measured in at about a 4.6 magnitude at a depth of about 10 km. The National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no danger of a tsunami in the quake’s aftermath in an alert sent shortly after the earthquake.
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake is considered to be very light, causing shaking and little damage. There have been no damage reports so far.