Earthquake reported east of South Padre Island in Gulf of Mexico

According to the U.S. Geological Center, an earthquake happened just off the coast of South Padre Island on Saturday.

The USGS says that the earthquake hit 103 kilometers (about 64 miles) east-northeast of South Padre around 6:15 p.m. local time. It was a 3.0-magnitude earthquake, which is relatively small.

Local reports say that first-responders are standing by in case they're needed to cover any damage but so far they say that no damage has been reported. Local officials say that they don't expect anything further to come of the earthquake either.

In the meantime, the USGS is asking anybody that felt the earthquake to contact them here.

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