Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Hits Southwest Utah

July 22, 2020

A minor earthquake struck a remote corner of Utah early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The USGS reported that the magnitude 3.7 quake shook the desert at 3:44 a.m. local time. The epicenter was in Utah’s southwest corner, about 14 miles east of Enterprise and 28 miles north of St. George. People also reported feeling it in Hurricane.

A total of 6 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have happened in the same area since 1962, the largest of which was a magnitude 4.2 temblor in 1981, according to Jamie Farrell, an assistant research professor at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations.

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