M 3.0 Felt Near Cedar City, UT

PRESS RELEASE

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: April 08, 2021 12:45 AM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred at 11:45 PM on April 07, 2021 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located 1.6 mi southwest of Summit, UT, 8.5 mi northwest of Brian Head, UT, and 9.3 mi northeast of Cedar City, UT. This earthquake was reported felt in Brian Head and Cedar City. A total of 28 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.2 on June 28, 1992, 7.5 mi WNW of Cedar City, UT. 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 4.6 on April 20, 1991, 13.2 mi SE of Minersville, 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/uu60432212/executive

Earthquake Summary:

Date (UTC): April 08, 2021 Time (UTC): 05:45

Date (local): April 07, 2021 Time (local): 11:45 PM MDT

Latitude: 37 46.98′ N

Longitude: 112 57.37′ W

Preferred magnitude: 3.00 Ml