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.