Intermountain Seismic Belt Historical Earthquake Project
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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