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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: November 9, 2011 10:30 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 09:27 PM on November 09, 2011 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was in the Wasatch Plateau in central Utah, 6 mi northwest of the town of Orangeville, UT, and 9 miles west-southwest of the town of Huntington, UT. The earthquake was reported felt in Huntington and in 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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Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: August 12, 2011 5:00 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 2.5 occurred beneath the southwestern part of the Salt Lake Valley at 4:07 PM on August 12, 2011 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located 2 mi W of Bluffdale, UT and 3 mi SE of Herriman, UT. The earthquake was reported felt in Riverton, Herriman, South Jordan, UT 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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Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: July 25, 2011 10:45 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred in southeastern Idaho at 9:38 PM MDT today, July 25, 2011. The epicenter of the shock was located in the Bear River Range, 4 miles north of the Utah-Idaho border and 11 mi WSW of Saint Charles, Idaho. The earthquake was reported felt in southeastern Idaho and northern Utah, including the towns of Preston, Idaho, Smithfield, Utah, and Logan, Utah. A total of 15 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 15 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 5.7 on August 30, 1962, located 8 miles west of 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: July 22, 2:15 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred at 01:05 AM on July 22, 2011 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located at the northern end of the Juab Valley, four miles south of Santaquin, UT, and eight miles north-northeast of Mona, Utah. The earthquake was reported felt in Santaquin, Mona, Nephi, and other nearby towns.

Today's earthquake is part of a series of small earthquakes that has been occurring in the northern Juab Valley since the beginning of June. Since June 1, there have been 60 earthquakes in this area ranging in magnitude from 0.6 to 3.4. The largest previous event in this series was an M 3.2 earthquake on July 4.

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 4, 11:00 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred at 09:22 PM on July 04, 2011 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located at the northern end of the Juab Valley, four miles south-southwest of Santaquin, Utah, and eight miles north-northeast of Mona, Utah. The earthquake was reported felt in both of these towns and elsewhere.

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: Febuary 13, 7:25 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred in the northwestern part of Utah Valley, in north-central Utah at 06:09 PM on February 13, 2011 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located 4 mi W of Lehi, UT, and 25 mi S of Salt Lake City, UT.

This earthquake is part of a sequence that includes the magnitude 2.5 earthquake on Friday, February 11, and the magnitude 2.8 earthquake that occurred early this morning.

This event has been reported felt by more than two hundred residents within about 10 mi of the epicenter.

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: Febuary 13, 2:47 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that an earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred at 02:25 AM on February 13, 2011 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located 4 mi W of Lehi, UT, and 25 mi S of Salt Lake City.

This earthquake was in the same location as the magnitude 2.5 earthquake that occurred at 7:38 pm on February 11, 2011.

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: Febuary 11, 8:10 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 2.5 occurred in the northwestern part of Utah Valley, in north-central Utah at 7:38 PM on February 11, 2011 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located 4 mi WSW of Lehi, UT and 25 mi S of Salt Lake City.

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 4.1 on March 16, 1992, 6 mi WSW of Bluffdale, UT. The shock has been reported felt by more than one hundred residents within about 6 mi of the epicenter.

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 25, 10:55 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred at 10:10 PM on January 25, 2011 (MST) in southeastern Idaho. The epicenter of the shock was located near the northern end of the Bear River Range, nine miles WSW of Georgetown, ID. The earthquake was reported felt in Soda Springs, Idaho, and other small towns in the area. A total of 42 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.7 on October 13, 1982, nine miles NNW of Georgetown, 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: January 12, 2:05 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at 01:46 AM on January 12, 2011 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located in the Tushar Mountains, 6 mi NW of Circleville, UT.

This event is part of an ongoing earthquake sequence following the mainshock of magnitude 4.6 that occurred on January 3, 2011. A total of 25 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962.

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 3, 6:00 AM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred at 05:06 AM on January 03, 2011 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located in the Tushar Mountains, eight miles northwest of Circleville, UT. The earthquake was reported felt in the town of Beaver, Utah, and in other small towns in the vicinity. Five aftershocks were recorded in the first 45 minutes following the main shock, the largest of approximately magnitude 3.0.

A total of 19 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.4 on January 02, 1998, 7 miles east-southeast of Beaver, 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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