Earth shaking history

Saratoga quake on February 4 not first in Valley or Carbon County

 

February 26, 2020



The news of an earthquake near Saratoga is nothing new. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there was a 3.0 magnitude quake February 4, 2020 at approximately 5:36 p.m. The epicenter was at 41.3810 N, 107.1370 W which is near the Jack Creek area at a depth of 5 kilometers.

Five years ago there were two earthquakes of similar magnitudes.

Earthquakes are the result of movement of the earth along faults, movements of magma chambers like in Yellowstone National Park and from man-made events such as blasting at mines.

Earthquakes can occur at various depths depending on the orientation of...



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