An earthquake lightly shook town on Monday, March 4 at about 10:23 a.m. The event’s epicenter was near Bedrock, Colorado, about 40 miles from Moab.
The U.S. Geological Survey rated the event at 4.5 in magnitude, likely yielding “little to no” structural or environmental damage in the area.
According to a model used by the USGS to forecast aftershocks, there was roughly a 50 percent chance of at least one more earthquake occurring in the area in the week following the first tremor.
Any aftershocks were likely to be smaller; the USGS said in its forecast that there was roughly a one in 17 chance of an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 or higher occurring in the week following the event on Monday.
More information about the earthquake is available on the USGS website.