Earthquake in Colorado Springs due to Technical Default

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The earthquake reported between Colorado Springs and Pueblo on early Monday morning, didn’t really happen. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the 3.0 magnitude earthquake, which hit 12 miles southeast of Fountain which is south of Colorado Springs, was a mistake.

Don Blakeman, a USGS geophysicist said that the earthquake was not real. He said that the earthquake report was the result of the faulty sensor and a newer geologic analyst.

“Sometimes the computer messes up and he did not recognize that,” said Blakeman. He said that the computer took the data from the earthquake in Kansas and somehow created a temblor in Fountain.

Blakeman said that the data was adequately reviewed and when the experts identified the main issue, they removed the data from the website.

The officials from USGS said that the sensor must have been provoked by a series of tremors in south-central Kansas and north-central Oklahoma.

Geological Survey department had earlier reported that the earthquake took place at about 3 a.m. southeast of Fountain along the El Paso- Pueblo county line.

Federal seismologists said that some parts of Colorado Springs may have a higher earthquake risks. They came to this conclusion after checking the updated geological data and understanding how the ground shakes.

In last few months, there have been 10 earthquakes in Colorado…. MORE

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