COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

When you think of earthquake country, Colorado may not even be on the map.

But experts say large quakes along the Rockies are possible.

"It's not that it's not on the radar," Colorado College geology professor Megan Anderson said. "It's just that it's so unlikely that we'll have a damaging earthquake here that is a much lower priority compared to other disasters that are very damaging like fires and floods."  

Colorado Springs homeowner, Steve Nowak, lived in San Francisco when a 7.1 quake devastated the famous California city in the fall of 1989.

25 years later, Nowak doesn't believe Colorado Springs infrastructure could handle a quake of any size.

"We're not prepared, not even mildly prepared," Nowak said. "Nobody has emergency supplies. They don't have a clue to get under a heavy piece of furniture, or get away from glass. Buildings will be off foundations."

But Megan Anderson believes if a notable tremor were to hit Colorado, chances are it would cause minor structural damage.

"Earthquakes of magnitude 3 and 4 are not of a size that causes damage to buildings," Anderson said. "In terms of buildings falling down and causing threats to human life, we don't expect earthquakes of that magnitude in the Colorado Springs area."

In the summer of 2011 the Trinidad area was hit by a 5.3 quake which caused minor damage. It was the largest quake recorded in the Centennial State since the 1960s.

The U.S. Geological Survey recently installed seismic equipment around that city to find out why Trinidad is an earthquake-prone area.