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Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Glenwood Springs overnight

Posted at 4:42 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 06:48:28-05

Glenwood Springs earthquake

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – For the second morning in recent months, people in Glenwood Springs experienced a minor earthquake.

The magnitude 3.1 earthquake happened just before 2 a.m. Friday with an estimated depth of 1.9 kilometers. The epicenter is reported just north of I-70 near the Glenwood Springs Golf Club, which is on the northwest side of the city.

This latest quake comes less than two months after two earthquakes (magnitude 3.4 and magnitude 3.6) happened early in the morning on Dec. 11, 2018.

According to the USGS, Friday morning’s earthquake was likely felt by people 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.”