Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 4 Km SW of Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 5.20 pm (GMT -7) -

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake  - 4 Km SW of Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 5.20 pm (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

18 Nov 00:59 UTC: First to report: USGS after 39 minutes.
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Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 12:20:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 17 Nov 5.20 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.343°N / 105.7181°W (Colorado, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dotsero (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) SE of Coaldale (Fremont County) (pop: 255)
16 km (10 mi) SE of Howard (pop: 723)
32 km (20 mi) NW of Westcliffe (Custer County) (pop: 577)
32 km (20 mi) SE of Salida (Chaffee County) (pop: 5,470)
43 km (27 mi) SW of Cañon City (Fremont County) (pop: 16,400)
95 km (59 mi) SW of Colorado Springs (El Paso County) (pop: 456,600)
97 km (60 mi) W of Pueblo (pop: 109,400)
1373 km (853 mi) E of Sacramento (California) (pop: 490,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 5°C (41 F), humidity: 27%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
18 Nov 2020 00:20:59 GMT
17 Nov 5.20 pm (GMT -7)
5 km
4 km SW of Cotopaxi, Colorado, USAUSGS
18 Nov 2020 00:20:59 GMT
5 km

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3723 Eagle Peak Circle (4.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt a wave like jolt and rushing sound.The house creaked as it passed. | 2 users found this interesting.
Cotopaxi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump : We were sitting at the kitchen island and it came through the island as a vibration | One user found this interesting.

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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 4 Km SW of Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 5.20 pm (GMT -7)

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