University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Released: January 31, 2023 8:30 AM MST
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that an earthquake of magnitude 2.9 occurred at 8:57 PM on January 30, 2023 (MST). The epicenter of the shock was located about 9 mi W of Brigham City, UT. More than 20 people reportedly felt this event.
This event is part of an ongoing sequence of 11 earthquakes in the area over the last week. Two of these also have felt reports (M 2.9 Jan 28 and M 2.8 Jan 24). On Nov. 12 an M 3.6 in the same area was widely felt. Fifty-four earthquakes have occurred in this area since the Nov. 12, 2022 M3.6 event.
A total of 11 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962. One earthquake of magnitude 4.5 or greater has occurred within 32 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962. This was a magnitude 4.5 on July 05, 1989, 11.4 mi WSW of Tremonton, UT.
Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60530617/executive.