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4.3 magnitude earthquake occurs near Parachute early Friday morning

Ross Leonhart
Vail Daily

According to http://www.earthquaketrack.com, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake near Parachute, Colorado, shook homes as far away as Eagle, about 75 miles away, at 4:02 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.

Other areas close to the earthquake include parts of Colorado, Utah and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

The quake hit about 30 miles northwest of Parachute.

Residents of Eagle flocked to Facebook Friday morning looking for answers about why babies were crying, dogs were barking and houses were shaking. Some, though, "slept like babies."

According to Colorado Geological Survey, natural earthquakes have been recorded in the state since 1867. The Colorado Geological Survey maintains an Interactive Earthquake and Fault Mapserver, containing the location and information on all catalogued earthquakes.