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Earthquake Jolts Colorado

Colorado was rattled by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake Monday night, the largest tremor to hit the state in 40 years. The quake was felt in the Colorado town of Trinidad, a few hours south of Denver, and was preceded by at least two smaller tremors. "I thought maybe a car had hit my house," a 70-year-old Trinidad resident told the Associated Press. Back in 2001, Colorado experienced a smaller series of earthquakes. Geophysicist Shengzao Chen tells the Associated Press, “The area seems to be active again.”

August 23, 2011 9:40 AM