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Magnitude 3.7 earthquake felt in northwestern Colorado, shakes buildings

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RANGELY, Colo. — An earthquake was felt near Rangely in extreme northwestern Colorado late Saturday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden said the quake had a magnitude of 3.7 on the Richter scale.

Dispatchers at the Rangely Police Department said they received many calls from people who said they felt the quake.

A dispatcher said they could feel the building shake and “things were rattling.” She did not know of any reports of damage.

It hit at 11:48 a.m. and it was centered about three miles outside of the small town, which is south of Dinosaur National Monument near the Utah border.

The earthquake’s depth was just less than four miles below the surface.