Las Animas County

Largest Earthquake in Colorado this Year Strikes Las Animas County Saturday

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Las Animas was the site of another earthquake Saturday evening according to the United States Geological Survey.

The 4.0 quake, as measured on the Richter Scale, occurred at about 4:45 p.m. as was centered about 68 miles south of Pueblo at a depth of three miles. The earthquake was downgraded slightly from the original 4.1 report.

An hour after the earthquake occurred, 30 people had reporting feeling the shaking, however damages and injuries had not been reported.

3.0 Earthquake Southwest of Trinidad Wednesday

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The United States Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in Las Animas county at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. It was centered 27 miles southwest of Trinidad.

The quake, measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale, occurred at a depth of 3.1 miles. A week ago, a 3.4 earthquake occurred about 20 miles north of the area, which regularly experiences such minor quakes.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

3.8 Earthquake Near Trinidad Sunday Morning

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The United States Geological Survey reports that an earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale occurred Sunday at 2:34 a.m.

The quake was centered 26 miles southwest of Trinidad in Las Animas county near where a 3.7 earthquake occurred Friday morning. That quake was located just south of the Colorado-New Mexico border.

Two people reported feeling Sunday's quake. No reports of damage have been received.

3.7 Earthquake on Colorado-New Mexico Border

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An earthquake occurred just south of the Colorado-New Mexico border early Friday morning.

According to the United State Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 12:53 a.m., and was centered about 27 miles southwest of Trinidad on the Canadian River at a depth of three miles. It registered 3.7 on the Richter Scale.

Only three people have reported feeling the quake, and no damages have been reported.

Small earthquakes are common in the area, including a 3.9 quake that occurred in June.

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Small Earthquake Near Trinidad Saturday

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The United State Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake near Trinidad in Las Animas county early Saturday morning.

The quake registered 3.9 on the Richter Scale, and occurred about one mile beneath the surface. It occurred 24 miles west of Trinidad at 12:42 a.m. Two people reported feeling the earthquake. No damage reports have been received.