A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Trinidad in Colorado. Exact location of earthquake, -104.8951° West, 37.0839° North, depth 4.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.3 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 01:47:30 / October 18, 2015 @ 1:47 am. The temblor was reported at 19:47:30 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003pgd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pgd.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Raton, Trinidad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Trinidad (c. 9 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Raton (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km WSW of Trinidad, Colorado. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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