A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Trinidad in Colorado. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 06:53:36 / September 8, 2017 @ 6:53 am. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:53:36 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -104.934° West, 36.9749° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ahxh. Id of event: us2000ahxh.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Trinidad (c. 9 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Raton (c. 6 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Taos (c. 5 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taos, Raton, Trinidad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km WSW of Trinidad, Colorado.
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