TRINIDAD (AP) - Another earthquake rattled the Trinidad area Monday afternoon, the ninth quake recorded in the area since Aug. 28.
The magnitude 3.4 quake hit about 10 miles southwest of the city, said geophysicist Waverly Person of the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden.
Some minor damage was reported, but was not confirmed.
Person hoped that seven portable earthquake-recording machines placed near the epicenters Friday would offer more information about the quake, and catch small tremors that would otherwise go unmeasured.
The center hoped to have more information in the next few days.
Other areas of Colorado, such as Carbondale and Crested Butte, have had a series of quakes lasting from two weeks to a month, Person said, but the trend is unusual to Trinidad.
The nine quakes are the longest series of earthquakes in the area the center recorded. The quakes have ranged from magnitude 3.4 on Aug. 28 to magnitude 4.5 on Wednesday.
Person did not think the quakes in Trinidad would lead to a major earthquake. No known active faults are in the area.For more information please chick here