LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Colorado earthquake 2014 today has struck south of Hayden. The Colorado earthquake today January 7, 2014 began in the predawn morning hours. No reports of injuries are expected.
Officials tell news that a 2.6 magnitude Colorado earthquake today began just after 12:42 am local time. The quake had virtually no depth however. USGS indicates to news that the quake started three miles below ground level. As a result the quake was felt in the immediate vicinity.
USGS reports of news that the Colorado earthquake was twelve miles south of Hayden. It was fifty-seven miles west of Edwards and ninety-nine miles west of Boulder. The quake also started one hundred twenty miles west of Denver.
In November 2012, a 2.7 magnitude Colorado earthquake struck nineteen miles west of Trinidad and eighty miles south of Pueblo. The quake was ninety-four miles southeast of Canon City, officials also told news at the time.
In September that year, another quake impacted residents. A 2.8 magnitude quake struck only three miles below the earth’s surface that month. That quake erupted twenty-six miles west of Trinidad. The quake was eighty-eight miles southwest of Pueblo as well, news analysts noted.
Officials have previously told news about the Western Colorado Plateau covering sections of the state. USGS states that “The Colorado Plateau is a large, stable block of the North American tectonic plate that extends across much of eastern Utah and western Colorado and is characterized by generally flat-lying and locally folded sedimentary rocks.”