Magnitude 4.3 near Enterprise, Utah

Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: January 15, 2016 4:15 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred at 3:37 PM today, January 15, 2016 (MST).  The epicenter of the shock was located near Enterprise reservoir, 12 mi WSW of Enterprise, UT and 34 mi NNW of St. George, UT.  The earthquake was reported felt in St. George, UT and surrounding areas. A magnitude 3.3 earthquake occurred in the same area on January 9th.  A total of 16 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of today’s this event since 1962.The largest of these events was a magnitude 5.60 on August 16, 1966,
22 mi ESE of Caliente, NV.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations web site: or the US Geological Survey website: