A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mountain Village in Colorado on Saturday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:26:31 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/17 / 2017-12-10 02:26:31 / December 10, 2017 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -108.0717 West, latitude 37.8056 North, depth = 5.48 km. Event id: us2000c2i8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c2i8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.48 km (3 miles).
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Montrose (c. 19 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Durango (c. 16 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cortez (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Montrose, Cortez, Durango (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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 one 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km SW of Mountain Village, Colorado.
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