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Light Earthquakes Strike Near NM-Colo. Border

Colorado Earthquake 2011

09/13/11 05:46 AM ET   AP

RATON, N.M. -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck near the New Mexico-Colorado border, rattling residents in both states.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit at 11:24 p.m. Monday. It was centered 17 miles west of Raton, N.M., with a depth of 3.1 miles.

It came several hours after a magnitude 3.4 quake hit the area. The USGS says the smaller quake struck at 7:37 p.m. and it was centered 22 miles southwest of Trinidad, Colo.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

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