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Old 08-24-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Were I a resident of Colorado I would feel miffed at being slighted. Virtually all the media coverage was focused on the Eastern quake, there was very little about the Colorado one.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Were I a resident of Colorado I would feel miffed at being slighted. Virtually all the media coverage was focused on the Eastern quake, there was very little about the Colorado one.
There were some big differences between the quakes, though. The one near Trinidad wasn't as strong, didn't affect as many people, and wasn't as unexpected as the one in Virginia.

A magnitude 5.8 quake along the eastern seaboard has the potential to do far more damage and cause more panic because of the geography and the sheer number of people living in the area.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Isn't this pretty much the same location that's had a couple of earthquake swarms over the last decade?
Don't know the exact answer to your question, but I was sightseeing down in Trinidad a couple of weeks ago and in the Bloom House (historic mansion) there were a lot of cracks in the walls, and they explained it was due to earthquakes.

My question for Trinidad is -- is it real earthquakes, or settling due to the mines collapsing?
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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What about dams? There has been no story on it but I take it all is well at Lake Pueblo because if the dam were to fail it would cause massive destruction and a huge loss of life in the Pueblo area.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Don't know the exact answer to your question, but I was sightseeing down in Trinidad a couple of weeks ago and in the Bloom House (historic mansion) there were a lot of cracks in the walls, and they explained it was due to earthquakes.

My question for Trinidad is -- is it real earthquakes, or settling due to the mines collapsing?
If it were mines collapsing there probably wouldn't be aftershocks. The epicenter of the quake isn't far from the Sangre de Cristo fault (25 miles, give or take). Keep in mind that because Colorado is considered a much lower earthquake risk than Utah, Wyoming, California, etc, there are likely active faults in the state which haven't been discovered yet.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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I felt it all the way up here in Boulder. However I live on the 5th floor of an apartment building, so the effects were magnified since a lot of my friends here, or in Castle Rock who live on 1st or 2nd floors didn't feel a thing. All the walls and ceiling settled loud enough to startle me as I was falling asleep and then my bed swayed back and forth irregularly for a good 30 seconds. Was pretty cool but spooky at the same time.
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