Mesa County hit with not one, but two earthquakes

One rolled through just seconds after the other, but thousands of meters deeper
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 4:45 PM MDT
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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT) - The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that Mesa County was rocked by two separate quakes on Tuesday afternoon. Both quakes were relatively minor.

The first quake, occurring at 4:12 p.m., originated east-northeast of Thompson Springs, Utah, at a depth of six kilometers below the surface and a magnitude of 2.5. The second quake occurred just 15 seconds later, originating in the same area but at a depth of nearly seven kilometers below the surface with a magnitude of 3.8.

Both earthquakes were minor, and damage is not expected.

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