3.8 Earthquake Near Trinidad Sunday Morning

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Published Sunday, September 10, 2017
by Chris Sorensen

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.

Over 30 earthquakes have occurred in Colorado this year. Most have struck in the western half of the state, including a series of 18 quakes over a 10-day period January near Snowmass Village in Pitkin and Gunnison counties.

Over 200 earthquakes occurred in southeast Idaho last week, measuring up to 5.3 on the Richter Scale. An 8.1 quake occurred off the west coast of Mexico late Thursday night.

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