The U.S.G.S. National Earthquake Center in Golden reported a small earthquake happened at 12:36 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3. According to spokesperson Paul Caruso, the epicenter was five miles east of Paonia.
The 2.8 earthquake was very shallow, just one kilometer in depth.
Caruso said the earthquake was near the coal mines, and that they had a report that the quake was felt in Somerset.
Wendell Koontz noted, "We did not see any seismic events at West Elk Mine."
Dewey Tanner at Bowie Resources said, "We didn't feel anything in the mine. There were no adverse effects. We didn't have any damage that we could tell in the mine."
Mike Ludlow, executive vice president at Oxbow Mining, said they also had no effects from the earthquake and didn't notice the quake at the mine.
No damage was reported by residents.blog comments powered by Disqus