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Small earthquake hits near New Castle, Colorado on Christmas night

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 15:25:54-05

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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