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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 17, 2013 11:00 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred at 10:19 AM on October 17, 2013 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located in the Bear River Range, 7 mi ESE of the town of Hyrum, Utah, and 11 miles southeast of the city of Logan, Utah. This earthquake was reported felt in Logan and surrounding communities in Cache Valley. The largest historical earthquake to occur in this region was the 1962 magnitude 5.7 Cache Valley earthquake, which occurred 22 miles north of today's earthquake and four miles east of the town of Richmond, Utah.

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: February 07, 2013 13:20 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a series of three minor earthquakes of magnitudes 2.0, 3.1 and 3.5 occurred today, February 7, 2013 (MST), beginning at 12:29 PM (MST). The epicenters of the shocks were located 9 mi NNW of Cedar City, UT.
The M3.1 and M3.5 earthquakes, separated by 30 min, were reported felt in Cedar City, UT. An M2.7 earthquake occurred yesterday, February 6, 2013, in the same general area.
A total of 26 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, 7.5 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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Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: January 23, 2013 11:15 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred at 09:46 PM on January 23, 2013 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located on the southwestern rim of the Paradox Valley in western Colorado, near the western end of the valley, 15 miles east of the town of LaSal, Utah, and 35 miles east-southeast of Moab, Utah. The earthquake was reported felt in Grand Junction, Colorado, Monticello, Utah, and other towns in western Colorado. This same area experienced an M 4.4 earthquake in 2000 and an M 4.1 earthquake in 2004, both located 6 to 7 miles from today's shock.

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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