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Minor quake hits SLV Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, Mar 27th, 2014

ALAMOSA The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center reported a minor earthquake 22 miles east/northeast of Alamosa on Wednesday morning.

USGS recorded the event at 10:23 a.m. It was a magnitude of 2.7 and registered at a depth of about two miles.

USGS recorded 36 earthquakes on March 26 alone nationwide with magnitudes of 2.5 or greater, with the largest coming in at 6.5 south of the Fiji Islands.

The most recent earthquake of the greatest magnitude in Colorado occurred southwest of Trinidad in 2011 and registered 5.3. The largest historical earthquake in the state occurred in 1870 in Denver and registered about 6.6 on the Richter scale.

A minor earthquake occurred in the San Luis Valley on January 15, 1988, at 33 minutes after midnight. The magnitude 3.1 earthquake was located near Summitville.

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