4.5 Earthquake Strikes Colorado Near Utah Border
Mar 4, 2019, 11:28 AM | Updated: 1:54 pm
BEDROCK, Colo. – A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit an area near the Utah-Colorado border, approximately 60 miles southeast of Moab.
The quake happened Monday at 10:22 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS originally reported the incident as a 5.3-magnitude earthquake, but it was downgraded to 4.6 minutes later. It was further downgraded to 4.5 less than two hours after the event.
The USGS noted there was a 54 percent chance that another earthquake of magnitude 3 or higher could hit the area.
“When there are more earthquakes, the chance of a large earthquake is greater,” according to the USGS, “which means that the chance of damage is greater.”
An aftershock measuring 1.9 struck at the same location at 10:41 a.m.
Some residents as far away as Moab said they felt the shaking, although officials in the area said there were no reports of damage.
An #earthquake centered on Dove Creek, CO was just felt in #Moab. It registered 5.3 on the Richter scale at origin. We have not received any reports of damage or other issues related to the tremor. Details on the USGS site > https://t.co/6xCBo6YHTI #utah
— Moab City Police (@moabpolice) March 4, 2019