Minor earthquake, 3.42 mag strikes near Naturita in Colorado


Earthquake location 38.2526665S, -108.9095001WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Naturita in Colorado. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 15:26:40 / September 16, 2020 @ 3:26 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -2.34 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: uu60411412. Event ids that are associated: uu60411412. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:26:40 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -108.9095001° West, latitude 38.2526665° North, depth = -2.34 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Moab (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moab (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 30 km W of Naturita, Colorado.

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