1894 – Ogden, UT – M 5.0

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July 18, 1894 – Ogden, UT – M 5.0

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred in Ogden, Utah at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 1894.

According to a report, the earthquake was accompanied by a cracking sound similar to the snapping of timbers. The earthquake shook buildings, cracked walls, moved office desks and bookcases, caused items to fall from shelves, light fixtures to sway, and dishes to be shaken from tables. Alarmed individuals fled from buildings. No injuries were reported.



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1891 – St. George, UT – M 5.0

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April 20, 1891 – St. George, UT – M 5.0

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck St. George, Utah at 6:55 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 1891.

Reports from St. George noted that the earthquake shook houses and rattled windows. Damage included a downed chimney, fallen plaster and broken dishes (Stover & Coffman, 1993). The shaking caused some to feel seasick, while others reported feeling the sensation of an electric shock. Frightened individuals fled from buildings, however, there were no reports of injuries.

The earthquake was also felt in the town of Virgin, Utah, approximately 33 miles to the northeast, where windows, doors and dishes rattled.



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1905 – Shoshone, ID – M 5½ ±

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November 11, 1905 – Shoshone, ID – M 5½ ±

At 3:26 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 1905, a magnitude 5 ½ ± earthquake occurred approximately 5 miles southwest of Shoshone, Idaho.

Reports from the town of Shoshone indicated that dishes were knocked from shelves, and cracks occurred in some stone and brick buildings. Widespread damage to ceiling plaster was also reported.

The earthquake was reported felt to the west in Glenns Ferry, Idaho where dishes rattled; northeast in Hailey, Idaho where dishes rattled and glass was broken in some window panes; and to the northwest in Idaho City where the earthquake was widely felt but no damage was done. Felt reports from Boise, Idaho indicated that the earthquake was particularly felt by individuals working on higher floors of buildings where the shaking caused furniture and light fixtures to move.

The earthquake was distinctly felt to the southeast in Ogden, Utah and Salt Lake City, Utah—particularly by those working in upper floors of buildings. The shaking caused many individuals to flee from buildings. Some reported that bookcases, furniture, pictures, light fixtures and appliances moved. Dishes rattled and some clocks stopped. Some individuals reported feeling dizzy and nauseous. However, no significant damage or injuries were reported.



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1945 – Glenwood, UT – M 5.0

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November 17, 1945 – Glenwood, UT – M 5.0

In the early evening of Saturday, November 17, 1945 a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred approximately 5 miles east of Richfield, Utah.

The earthquake alarmed people in the towns of Glenwood and Richfield, Utah where minor damage to chimneys and plaster occurred (Stover & Coffman, 1993).

No significant damage or injuries were reported.



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1959 – Panguitch, UT – M 5.0

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February 27, 1959 – Panguitch, UT – M 5.0

On Friday, February 27, 1959 at 3:19 p.m. a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred approximately 15 miles north-northwest of Panguitch, Utah. Individuals in Panguitch and other nearby towns reported feeling the earthquake (Stover & Coffman, 1993).

Stover and Coffman (1993) noted that in Panguitch the earthquake, “knocked plaster from ceilings, cracked walls, and broke dishes and windows.”

No injuries were reported in connection with this earthquake.



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1929 – Lombard, MT – M 5.6

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February 15, 1929 – Lombard, MT – M 5.6

On February 15, 1929 at 8:00 p.m. a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred approximately 20 miles north of Manhattan, Montana.

The earthquake was reported felt in the Montana cities of Deer Park, Logan, Trident, Toston, Missoula, Great Falls and Anaconda. Dishes rattled and light fixtures swayed in some parts of Great Falls. In Missoula and Anaconda, the same phenomena were observed primarily in taller buildings.

In Toston, Montana the earthquake was felt distinctly enough that a crew was sent to survey presumed damage to the nearby Northern Pacific Railway. However, no damage was observed.

No injuries or significant damage were reported in connection with this earthquake.



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