Colorado: Mild earthquake hardly noticed
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado ” A magnitude 3.0 earthquake vibrated a relatively uninhabited area of Garfield County in northwest Colorado at around 2 a.m. Friday.
Geophysicist Paul Caruso says the epicenter was about 17 miles northwest of Gypsum.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden says the quake was so small that no one reported feeling it and nothing was damaged.
Caruso says it’s an unusual area for an earthquake because “it’s not on a plate boundary.”
The biggest earthquake ever recorded in Colorado was magnitude 6.6 in 1882.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.