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Two minor earthquakes recorded north of Glenwood Springs

Posted at 5:41 AM, Dec 11, 2018
Earthquake map
“ShakeMap” of a magnitude 3.6 earthquake near Glenwood Springs on Dec. 11 courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports that a magnitude 3.4 earthquake and a magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook the ground Tuesday night just north of Glenwood Springs.

The earthquakes were recorded at approximately 3:02 a.m. and 4:13 a.m. Tuesday morning. The stronger of the two quakes happened later in the morning.

Both quakes were recorded at a 5 km depth. According to a shake map from the USGS, the stronger of the two earthquakes might have been felt as far away as Rifle and Basalt.

There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time.

According to the USGS, the earthquakes were likely felt by people who were indoors, especially those on upper floors of buildings. The USGS website compares tremors felt by magnitude 3.0-3.9 earthquakes to vibrations that are similar “to the passing of a truck.”