Knowledge of the seismic hazard in Colorado is limited due to the short historical record of seismicity, the lack of permanent seismographic coverage, and the existence of human-induced earthquakes (Matthews 2003). The rate of seismicity in Colorado is characterized as low to moderate (Kirkham and Rogers 1981), yet the state has a history of occasional large-magnitude events (M > 5.5) (Talley and Cloud 1962; Kirkham and Rogers 2000), including an earthquake with estimated moment magnitude of 6.6 in north-central Colorado in 1882 (McGuire et al. 1982; Spence et al. 1996)....
An Assessment of Colorado Seismicity from a Statewide Temporary Seismic Station Network
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), now at Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
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Gaspar Monsalve, Christina Viviano, Anne Sheehan; An Assessment of Colorado Seismicity from a Statewide Temporary Seismic Station Network. Seismological Research Letters ; 79 (5): 645–652. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.79.5.645
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