2.8-magnitude quake hits near Steamboat Springs | SummitDaily.com

2.8-magnitude quake hits near Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Authorities say a small earthquake hit near Steamboat Springs but no one has reported feeling it.Colorado state geologist Vince Matthews said the 2.8-magnitude quake struck just after 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported it was centered about 15 miles south-southwest of Howelsen Hill Ski Area.Matthews said the earthquake originated about 1 kilometer below the surface, which could mean it was triggered by mining.He said the geologist at the Twentymile Coal Company didn’t report feeling the quake either.A 4.4-magnitude quake shook buildings in the area in September 2005. A 2.2 quake followed about a week later.

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