Magnitude 3.4 Arizona earthquake near St. George, UT

PRESS RELEASE

University of Utah Seismograph Stations 

Released: July 12, 2017 09:10 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred at 08:41 AM on July 12, 2017 (MDT).  The epicenter of the shock was located nine miles SSE of St. George, UT.  A total of 6 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 5.9 on September 02, 1992, two miles SSE of Washington, UT.

Today’s earthquake was reported felt in Saint George, UT and surrounding cities.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations website: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

Earthquake Summary:

Date (UTC):   July 12, 2017         Time (UTC):   14:41

Date (local): July 12, 2017           Time (local): 08:41 AM MDT

Latitude:     36º 58.79′ N

Longitude:    113º 33.96′ W

Preferred magnitude: 3.40 Ml