Las Animas Earthquakes

Colorado Mitigation and Recovery Task Force - Las Animas County Earthquakes

The Colorado Mitigation and Recovery Task Force is a partnership, coordinated by the state's Division of Emergency Management, which pulls together federal, state and local partners from the public, private sector and nongovernmental organizations to assist in recovery efforts following a large disaster.  This page will serve as a coordination and information point for participating agency news/efforts, programs and assistance and links to support for incident information, residents, businesses and volunteer agencies associated with recovery from the Las Animas Earthquakes.  For inquires regarding the Task Force or activities, contact

Incident/General Information
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was recorded by U.S. Geological Survey seismometers and located the epicenter approximately 9 miles (+/- 7.8 miles) WSW of Trinidad, Colorado at 11:46 pm MDT on August 22, 2011

Colorado Geological Survey
Colorado Geological Survey's Preliminary Damage Report 
Colorado Geological Survey's Earthquakes in Colorado Natural Hazard page.

Resident Assistance -

The recovery assistance center will be open on the following dates/times, and located at the Kennedy/Segundo Senior Center at 24295 County Road 18.3 in Segundo:

   2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      August 31, 2011  
   8:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.     September 1, 2011

Questions regarding the Earthquake Recovery Assistance Center and its offerings can be directed to the Las Animas County Commissioners Office at 719-845-2568.