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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: October, 22 2:39 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred at 02:39 PM on October 22, 2010 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located in the Sevier Valley, 1 mi SE of Glenwood, UT and 6 mi E of Richfield, UT. The earthquake was reported felt in Richfield, UT.

A total of 30 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 4.4 on January 03, 1972, 3 mi S of Elsinore, 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: August 18, 8:00 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred at 06:51 AM on August 18, 2010 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located 10 mi WSW of Cedar City, UT in the Cedar Valley. A total of 33 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 on June 28, 1992. The earthquake was reported felt in and near Cedar City, 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: August 4, 7:30 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred at 06:04 PM on August 04, 2010 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located in the Gros Ventre Range in northwestern Wyoming, 19 miles ENE of the town of Jackson. The earthquake was widely felt in western Wyoming and in eastern Idaho.

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: July 8, 10:55 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred at 10:31 AM on July 08, 2010 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located 4 mi ESE of Washington, UT. The earthquake was felt in Washington, St. George, and Hurricane, UT. The largest earthquake in this area since 1962 was a magnitude 5.9 on September 2, 1992, located 2 mi SSE of Washington, 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 10, 11:45 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that two small earthquakes of magnitude 2.7 and 2.5 occurred beneath the southwestern part of the Salt Lake Valley late this morning, June 10, 2010. At 10:58 AM MDT a shock of magnitude 2.7 was followed within 30 seconds by a magnitude 2.5 shock. The epicenters of these shocks were located 2 mi W of Bluffdale, UT. The earthquake activity was felt within a distance of about 20 miles in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley and in the northern part of Utah Valley.

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: May 2, 10:00 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred at 09:00 AM on May 2, 2010 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located at the eastern edge of Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah, 19 mi ENE of Boulder, UT, and 24 mi SE of Torrey, UT. This earthquake was reported felt in the towns of Torrey, Teasdale, and Boulder, UT.

This earthquake is the latest in a series of aftershocks from a magnitude 3.9 earthquake that occurred in the same area on April 14, 2010. This earthquake has had at least 12 aftershocks of magnitude 1.5 and larger. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred in the same area in 1963.

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: April 15, 6:30 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred at 05:59 PM on April 15, 2010 (MDT) The epicenter of the shock was located 5 mi NE of Randolph, UT. A total of 4 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 3.8 on February 24, 1979. One earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in 1966 within 32 mi of the epicenter of today's event.

The event has been reported by more than 280 residents, from cities such as Logan, Morgan, Ogden, and Salt Lake City, 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: April 14, 1:20 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred in Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah, at 12:58 PM on April 14, 2010 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located 26 mi SE of Torrey, UT and 31 mi NE of Escalante, UT. A total of 8 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 4.3 on September 30, 1963, close to the location of today's earthquake.

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: January 5, 2:05 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 2.9 occurred beneath the northwestern part of Utah Valley, in north-central Utah at 01:08 AM on January 05, 2010 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located 4 mi SW Lehi, UT and 28 mi S of Salt Lake City. The shock has been reported felt by hundreds of residents within about 15 mi of the epicenter.

Small earthquake activity is common in this general area.

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: January 4, 10:45 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred this evening in southwestern Utah at 09:55 PM (MST), January 04, 2010 . The epicenter of the shock was located 7 mi SSE of Cedar City, UT, in the same area as a magnitude 4.1 shock earlier today at 09:24 AM (MST). This evening's shock has been reported felt by dozens of residents in Cedar City.

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: January 4, 9:45 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred in southwestern Utah at 09:24 AM on January 04, 2010 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located 8 mi SSE of Cedar City, UT, and was felt by residents there. A total of 23 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 June 28, 1992, 8 mi WNW of Cedar City, 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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