Early on Monday (January 19, 2016), the U.S. Geological Survey reported that there was a 3.0 magnitude earthquake south of Colorado Springs. The Earth was shakin’, sure-  but it wasn't as bad as they first thought.

Find out why.

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Colorado is home to Golden, the city that most people recognize as the ‘earthquake stats’ city. That’s why this story is kind of funny.  It’s an ‘Our bad…” situation.  Here’s what appears to have happened: At around 3 a.m. on Monday, a new analyst at USGS read some data involving a faulty sensor… and declared at 3.0 magnitude quake had happened in Fountain- a little south of Colorado Springs.

Maybe the folks in Fountain were surprised by the news: “ A quake? What? No way!”

Well, it turns out , that wasn’t the case.  Whoops.  What appears to actually have happened- is a little bit of shakin’ (tremblors) in Kansa and Oklahoma caused the faulty sensor to read wrong- and the new guy didn’t know about the ‘idiosyncrasy’ with the equipment.

Well… All’s well that ends well…

Do you have a piece of equipment where you work that you have to tell the new person- “Oh, yeah- it does that”?

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