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SUMMARY OF SOUTHERN UTAH 1901 EARTHQUAKE

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Name:                    Southern Utah
Local Date (Time):       Nov 13, 1901  (9:39 p.m.)
GMT Date (Time):         Nov 14, 1901  (0439)
Location:                near Richfield, UT
Epicenter:               38 46.15   112 05.02   [1]
Magnitude:               6 1/2 +/- [6]
Intensity:               IX  [1]
Felt Area:               130,000 Sq. Kilometers [7]

Significant aftershocks: None

Numbers in brackets indicate source of information. See Reference List

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Newspaper Accounts

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  Deseret Evening News  (last date searched 12/06/1901)
      Headline:          Buildings Were Badly Wrecked
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, G, H, I, N, P

      Headline:          Ran Screaming
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E, N, P

      Headline:          Parowan Shocked
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Felt at Nephi
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Three Shocks at Cedar
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E, P

      Headline:          Oasis Shaken Up
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E, P

      Headline:          Shock in Salt Lake
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E, H, N, P

      Headline:          Monroe. Severe Earthquake Shock Unnerves the People
      Date:              11/15/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N

      Headline:          Kanosh. Echoes of the Earthquake
      Date:              11/15/1901
      Info Categories:   E, N, P

      Headline:          Holden. Slight Earthquake Shock
      Date:              11/15/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Junction. Severe Shock of Earthquake
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, G, L, P

      Headline:          Elsinore. Damaged by Earthquake. But Few Whole Houses Left in Town.
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, P

      Headline:          Circleville. Quiet of this Peaceful Town Rudely Shocked by Seismic Disturbance
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   N, P

      Headline:          Moab. Earthwaves Felt in Eastern Utah
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Burrville. People Are Frightened But No Damage Done by Earthquake
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   E, P

      Headline:          Aurora. How It Feels To Be "Shaken"
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N, P

      Headline:          Richfield. Injured By Earthquake--Best Buildings Suffer Most
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   B, N

      Headline:          Annabella. Announced Its Approach; Earthquake Came As a Rushing Noise
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N

      Headline:          Electrical Display in Sanpete
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E, G

      Headline:          St. George. No Serious Damage From Visit of Earthquake
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E, N, P

      Headline:          Bloomington. Earthquake Shock
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Thurber. Ward Reorganized; Whole Town Literally and Spiritually Shaken Up
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Panguitch. Thought of Judgement Day
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N, P

      Headline:          Harmony. Earthquake Shock More or Less Severe Thoughout Dixie
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E, P

      Headline:          Loa. Wayne County Stirred Up by Earthquake--No Serious Damage
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E, N, P

      Headline:          Panaca, Nevada. Lincoln County Feels the Seismic Waves.
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E, N, P

      Headline:          Beaver Earthquake Damages
      Date:              11/20/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, I, N, P

      Headline:          Provo. Mt. Baldy Severely Shaken
      Date:              11/22/1901
      Info Categories:   E, G, P

      Headline:          Mammoth. Earthquake Causes a Water Famine
      Date:              11/25/1901
      Info Categories:   L

      Headline:          Koosharem. Peculiar Freaks of the Recent Earthquake
      Date:              11/29/1901
      Info Categories:   E, G, N, P

      Headline:          Dr. J.E. Talmage On Utah Earthquakes
      Date:              11/30/1901
      Info Categories:   S

      Headline:          Earthquakes For the Past Month
      Date:              12/06/1901
      Info Categories:   E, G, L


  Salt Lake Herald  (last date searched 12/08/1901)
      Headline:          Whole State Is Shaken Up By a Severe Earthquake 
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E, N, P

      Headline:          Loss from Earthquake May Reach $100,000
      Date:              11/15/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, G, I, L, N, P

      Headline:          Earthquakes (editorial)
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   S

      Headline:          Forty Drunks, Fifteen Fights and an Earthquake in One Night
      Date:              11/19/1901
      Info Categories:   E, L

      Headline:          Felt Sixty Shocks
      Date:              11/21/1901
      Info Categories:   E, P

      Headline:          Heavy Earthquake Shakes Ground Loose
      Date:              11/25/1901
      Info Categories:   G

      Headline:          Marysvale People Still Enjoy Four Earthquake Shocks Per Day
      Date:              12/07/1901
      Info Categories:   E, G


  Salt Lake Tribune  (last date searched 12/07/1901)
      Headline:          Salt Lake Shaken Up
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   E, H, N, P

      Headline:          Southern Utah Shaken
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N

      Headline:          Utah Towns Shaken
      Date:              11/15/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, G, L, N, P

      Headline:          Echoes of the Earthquake
      Date:              11/16/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N, P

      Headline:          The Earthquake at Loa
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Poker Players Prayed
      Date:              11/18/1901
      Info Categories:   H, P

      Headline:          Earthquake Shocks Daily
      Date:              11/21/1901
      Info Categories:   E

      Headline:          Matters in Sevier
      Date:              11/25/1901
      Info Categories:   G

      Headline:          Earthquake Increases Water
      Date:              11/26/1901
      Info Categories:   G

      Headline:          Earthquakes at Marysvale
      Date:              12/07/1901
      Info Categories:   E, G, P


  The Standard (Ogden)  (last date searched 11/14/1901)
      Headline:          Earthquake in Utah Did Much Damage
      Date:              11/14/1901
      Info Categories:   B, E, N

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Photographs Available
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      Description:        Beaver County Courthouse sometime before 1910. 
      Source:             Utah State Historical Society
      Info Categories:    B

      Description:        Beaver County Courthouse, 1968. 
      Source:             Utah State Historical Society
      Info Categories:    B, R

      Description:        Beaver County Courthouse, 1991; closeup of wall crack. 
      Source:             University of Utah Seismograph Stations
      Info Categories:    B, R

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Individual Accounts Available

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Additional Sources of Information Available

      
     Title:             Earthquake History of Utah, 1850-1949
     Publication:       Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
     Info Categories:   B, E, G, L, P

     Title:             Earthquake in Utah
     Publication:       Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised)
     Info Categories:   B, E, G, L

     Title:             Senator Lewis Knows of Two Extinct Volcanoes
     Publication:       Salt Lake Telegram 11/18/1902
     Info Categories:   G

     Title:             Conditions Around Mt. Baldy
     Publication:       Deseret News 11/28/1902
     Info Categories:   B, G
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