Small Quake Rattles Northwestern Colorado

April 24, 2017

A minor earthquake rattled homes in northwestern Colorado over the weekend.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports the magnitude 3.7 quake hit just before noon Saturday. The epicenter was 2.5 miles northwest of Rangely, a town of about 2,000 people 10 miles from the Utah line.

A 3.7 quake typically causes only minor damage, if any.

Eleven quakes of 3.0 or larger have occurred in the Rangely area since 1962. The biggest was a light magnitude 4.6 quake in 1995.

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