- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded by the United States Geological survey on Wednesday night in southern Colorado’s Las Animas County.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1NHefRz) the earthquake southwest of Weston registered with the USGS office in Golden after 11 p.m. No injuries or damage was reported.

The quake was first classified as magnitude 4.2 but was later revised downward.

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake in August 2011 was the most severe the state had seen in decades. It damaged homes and caused rockslides. USGS determined that quake was caused by wastewater injection related to hydraulic fracturing.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com



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