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Small earthquake strikes north of Steamboat

A small earthquake rumbled through Steamboat Springs early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was magnitude 2.7, which is considered a micro earthquake. The report about the quake on the USGS Web site indicates it was centered about three miles north of Steamboat Springs and struck at about 12:46 a.m. The earthquake was measured at a depth of about 3.1 miles.

Earthquakes are fairly common in Northwest Colorado. In September 2005, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake jolted the city. Although there were no reports of damage, the quake was felt by residents throughout the city and region. A magnitude 2.2 earthquake occurred less than two weeks later.

There are a number of faults in the Steamboat area, and it's likely many of the naturally occurring hot springs here are on fault lines.

Routt County 4-H hosts

a Fiber Arts Camp

Routt County 4-H is hosting a Fiber Arts Camp during Mid-winter Break, Feb. 20 to 23. Fourth- through eighth-graders are invited to learn quilting, felting, knitting or sewing from local fiber artists. Sign up for a two-day session or all four days. The cost is $30 per session. Register at the Routt County Cooperative Extension Service Office in the Courthouse Annex or call 879-0825.

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