Magnitude 3.8 earthquake recorded in Colorado near the Great Sand Dunes

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Published: Feb. 27, 2019 at 10:31 PM MST
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An earthquake rattled part of Colorado Wednesday evening.

The United States Geological Survey is reporting the 3.8-magnitude quake occurred near Great Sand Dunes National Park. The center was pinpointed about 20 miles northeast of Alamosa. It happened just after 8:30 p.m.

A magnitude III earthquake described by the USGS:

Felt quite noticeably by persons indoors, especially on upper floors of buildings. Many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibrations similar to the passing of a truck.

A magnitude IV earthquake described by the USGS:

Felt indoors by many, outdoors by few during the day. At night, some awakened. Dishes, windows, doors disturbed; walls make cracking sound. Sensation like heavy truck striking building. Standing motor cars rocked noticeably.

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