University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Released: March 06, 2021 12:30 AM MST
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that an earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred at 11:31 PM on March 05, 2021 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located in the Wasatch Range, two miles south-southwest of the town of Wallsburg, Utah, and 14 miles east-northeast of the city of Orem. It was followed by a magnitude 2.0 aftershock at 11:35 PM. The M 2.8 earthquake was reported felt in Wallsburg, Orem, the city of Provo, and other towns and cities in the vicinity. One earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater has occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this evening’s event
since 1962. This earthquake had a magnitude of 4.3 and occurred on October 01, 1972, 3.4 miles east of Heber City, UT.
Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.
Date (UTC): March 06, 2021 Time (UTC): 06:31
Date (local): March 05, 2021 Time (local): 11:31 PM MST
Latitude: 40 21.63′ N
Longitude: 111 26.21′ W
Preferred magnitude: 2.8 Ml