Intermountain Seismic Belt Historical Earthquake Project
January 10, 1910 – Elsinore, UT – M 5.0
In Elsinore, Utah, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred on Monday, January 10, 1910, at 6:00 a.m. Newspaper reports indicated that shaking was felt in the local area for several days.
In Elsinore, the shaking was so severe that children at the local schoolhouse were panic-stricken and school was dismissed. Chimneys were shaken down and goods on store shelves were destroyed. Some people were so alarmed that they evacuated the city. At Lea, Utah, the severe shaking broke windows. And it was reported that considerable damage resulted from the repeated shaking. In Richfield, Utah, it was reported that every house was shaken, but no serious damage to buildings occurred. The shaking displaced dishes and furniture and awakened people. The earthquake was also reported felt in Marysvale, Utah.
One expert believed that while the shaking was severe locally, it was not severe enough to be felt for any distance.
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