USGS: Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Shakes Craig

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook an area of northwestern Colorado Monday night.

A USGS report from the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden says the earthquake happened at 8:50 p.m., 12 miles north of Craig.

According to the agency's Web site, 119 people in Craig and four people in the nearby town of Hayden reported feeling the earthquake.

Information about any damage in the area was not immediately available, but the USGS Web site characterizes the shaking as light, which typically causes very little to no damage.

This is the second confirmed earthquake in Colorado in a little more than 24 hours. Around 6:20 p.m. Sunday, the USGS says a magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook the area around Eads in eastern Colorado.


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