A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Trinidad in Colorado on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.42 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:59:18 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 14:59:18 / February 3, 2016 @ 2:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wth. Unique identifier: us20004wth. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -104.9152 West, latitude 37.1215 North, depth = 1.42 km.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Trinidad (c. 9 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Raton (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Raton, Trinidad (min 5000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km W of Trinidad, Colorado. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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