Small earthquake hits near New Castle, Colorado on Christmas night

Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 26, 2016

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. -- A small earthquake hit near New Castle, Colorado on Christmas night.

The United State Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake measured 2.9.

The earthquake hit at 6:14 a.m. UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) Monday, which was 11:14 p.m. Mountain Time Sunday.

The quake hit 4 km southwest of New Castle, between Glenwood Springs and Rifle.

Colorado has about 90 faults that are "potentially active," according to the Colorado Geological Survey.


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