USGS: 3.4 magnitude earthquake near Greeley

KUSA - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirms a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Greeley, Colorado on Saturday night. The quake could be felt in Greeley, Evans, Eaton, LaSalle and Kersey.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.4 temblor struck at 9:35 p.m. Saturday and was centered about five miles beneath the city. The agency's initial report put the magnitude at 3.7.

"It felt like the whole house was moving but nothing fell off the walls or anything," said Greeley resident Tiffany Bishop. "It just felt like the whole entire house was moved."

Bishop has lived in Colorado her entire life and says this is the first time she has ever felt an earthquake.

"It was really loud," she said. "It kind of felt, like I said, like something crashed into the house. It was like a lot of shaking."

There are no reports of damage.

There are approximately 30,000 earthquakes with a magnitude between 2.5 and 5.4 across the earth every year. There are more than 900,000 reports of seismic activity worldwide with a 2.5 magnitude or lower.

For more information about earthquake magnitudes click here: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/magnitude.html

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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