M 3.8 near Cove Fort, Utah

Press Release

Released: September 12, 2018 12:50 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred at 11:34 PM on September 11, 2018 (MDT).  The epicenter of the shock was located in southwestern Utah in the southern Sevier Desert,  15 miles west-northwest of Cove Fort, UT.  This earthquake was followed by at least four aftershocks in the first hour, the largest of magnitude 2.3.  A total of 19 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 4.0 on February 23, 2001, 8 miles southwest of Kanosh, UT.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website:
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/data/dyfi/

Magnitude 3.8 north of Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell, Utah

Released: March 1, 2016 12:50 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred at 12:07 PM on March 01, 2016 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located beneath Mount Ellsworth in southeastern Utah, 17 miles north-northeast of the Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell and 43 miles south of the town of Hanksville, UT. Today’s earthquake occurred in an area of relatively low seismic activity. Since 1962, the largest earthquake to occur within 15 miles of the epicenter of today’s event was a magnitude 3.1 event on July 25, 1979.

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.