M 3.8 near Bedrock, CO

PRESS RELEASE

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: November 08, 2020 06:30 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred at 04:19 AM on November 08, 2020 (MST).  The epicenter of the shock was located in western Colorado, 7 miles south-southeast of the town of Paradox, Colorado, and 40 mi southeast of the town of Moab, Utah.  This earthquake occurred within an area of frequent small, shallow earthquake activity triggered by underground saltwater injection.  A total of 10 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 15 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1997, including a magnitude 3.4 earthquake on September 16 of this year. The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.5 on March 4, 2019, which was in the same area as today’s earthquake.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations website: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

Earthquake Summary:

Date (UTC):   November 08, 2020         Time (UTC):   11:19

Date (local): November 08, 2020         Time (local): 04:19 AM MST

Latitude:     38 16.29′ N

Longitude:    108 55.44′ W

Magnitude:    ML 3.8