(VALDEZ, Colo.) — In the late hours of Thursday, March 9 in the area of Valdez, Colorado a 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Southern Colorado.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was centered in the Burro Canyon area. Julie Bush of Weston Colorado told FOX21 News she felt the shaking at 11:07 p.m. Thursday.

“We’re at 7,600 feet and it felt like an explosion, stuff flew off the walls and I’m still shaking!”

  • A graphic showing the approximate location of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake with a quote from Julie Bush
  • A map of the USGS intensity for a 4.3 magnitude earthquake that happened on March, 9 2023

The USGS website shows the shaking might have been felt as far north as Fort Carson and Fountain areas. Over the last three weeks, there have been six earthquakes in the Southern Colorado area and one in Northern New Mexico, with the 4.3 magnitude earthquake being the most intense in that period.

The USGS “Did you feel it?” program uses reports from citizens to estimate where the earthquake was likely felt. Here’s their map for the overnight earthquake.

Courtesy: United States Geological Survey
A history of seven earthquakes around Southern Colorado between Feb 18 and March 10 2023
Courtesy: United States Geological Survey