Small Earthquake Reported Near Rangely

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Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by Chris Sorensen

Another small earthquake has struck near Rangely in Rio Blanco county.

Friday's quake, which was reported by the United States Geological Survey Monday, occurred at 7:30 p.m. and was centered two miles north of the town. It measured 2.1 on the Richter Scale at a depth of about three miles.

Earthquakes have been occurring regularly in the area since a series of quakes occurred in April, including a 2.8 quake in late October. Overall, ten quakes have been recorded over a seven-month period. The strongest, at 3.8, occurred April 22.