A earthquake struck in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, about 120 miles southeast of Grand Isle, according to the National Weather Service in New Orleans.
There was no tsunami threat from the earthquake, according to the NWS.
The Weather Channel reported that the rare 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck in the Gulf about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans.
Originally recorded as a 4.9 mag. quake the USGS downgraded it during recording to a 4.5.
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If you live in Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish or Buras in Plaquemines Parish, did you feel something strange before noon on Sunday, May 6? The U.S. Geological Survey reports there was a light earthquake Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Weather Service reports the location was 120 miles southeast of Grand Isle or 160 miles southeast of New Orleans. It was only 106 miles from Buras, in southern Plaquemines Parish.
If you felt something, the Geological Survey invites you to add your response here.
"There is NO tsunami threat from this earthquake,'' the Weather Service reported.
A light earthquake can cause shaking of indoor objects and rattling noises, but usually only minor damage.
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