3.9 earthquake strikes Paradox Valley, south of Grand Junction

No damage reported

GOLDEN, Colo. - A small earthquake was felt moderately by many people in the Paradox Valley area of Colorado on Wednesday night, with a few reports received in the Grand Junction area.

The quake hit at 9:46 p.m. No damage has been reported.

The Earthquake Information Center in Golden originally reported the quake registered a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter 58 miles south-southwest of Grand Junction, 35 miles southeast of Moab, Utah and 24 miles west of Nucla, Colo.  The earthquake was later downgraded to magnitude 3.9.

Some Grand Junction residents are tweeting about feeling the earthquake under the Twitter hashtag #wesurvived.


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