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Utah Region Press Releases

This page contains Utah Region Press Releases for the following dates (with the most recent press release listed first):

Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: December 23, 3:30 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred beneath the northwestern Salt Lake Valley at 02:02 AM on December 23, 2009 (MST).

The epicenter of the shock was located 4 mi NNE of Magna, UT. The shock was weakly felt by many residents in Magna and nearby cities within about 10 mi of the epicenter.

The shock occurred in a seismically active part of the Salt Lake Valley that experiences numerous small earthquakes. Five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on September 5, 1962, 1 mi NE of Magna, UT. The last reported felt shock in this area occurred on November 16, 2006 and had a magnitude of 2.6

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations web site: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

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Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: November 19, 9:20 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) reports that an earthquake of magnitude 2.9 occurred at 05:24 AM on November 19, 2009 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located 8 mi WSW of Coalville, UT and 20 mi ENE of Salt Lake City, UT.

The shock was reported felt in Park City, Bountiful, Coalville, and Salt Lake City, UT within about 20 mi of the epicenter.

UUSS has located 7 earthquakes (largest of magnitude 1.5) that occurred in the proximity of the 2.9 event within the last 24 hours.

One earthquake of magnitude 4.5 or greater has occurred within 30 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962 and was a magnitude 5.2 on September 5, 1962, 1 mi NE of Magna, UT.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations web site: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

 

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Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: June 3, 4:30 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake occurred in northern Utah at 03:47 PM on June 03, 2009 (MDT). The epicenter of the magnitude 4.0 shock was located 4 mi W of Riverside, UT and 9 mi NW of Tremonton, UT. The shock was reported felt in many communities in northern Utah and southeastern Idaho within about 40 mi of the epicenter. Five earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or greater have occurred within 30 mi of the epicenter of today's shock since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 6.0 earthquake on March 27, 1975, 17 mi SW of Malad City, ID.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations web site: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

 

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Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: March 23, 8:43 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred at 11:43 PM on March 22, 2009 (MDT).  The epicenter of the shock was located 9 mi S of Kanarraville, UT and 19 mi SSW of Cedar City, UT. A total of 13 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.2 on April 04, 1981, 15 mi WSW of Cedar City, UT. The earthquake was reported to be weakly felt in Kanarraville, Cedar City, and other  nearby towns.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations web site: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

 

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