Hog Park hit by minor 'quake

Reservoir undamaged, tremors felt in Riverside


Saratoga Sun info graphic by Keith McLendon

The epicenter of the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was between Hog Park Reservoir and the continental divide in the Sierra Madre mountains.

The United States Geological Service (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 3:02 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 in the vicinity of Hog Park Reservoir.

The earthquake was reported at a depth of 2.7 km (1.68 mile) at latitude 41.041°N, longitude 106.903°W, which is approximately 29 miles south of Saratoga.

Some residents of Encampment and Riverside felt a brief, light tremor resulting from the earthquake.

Riverside resident Steve Flauding said he was sitting in his easy chair on Saturday afternoon when he heard glass rattling in his house and felt the ground rumble "for just a second." His...

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