M 3.0 Near Richfield, UT


University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: April 05, 2021 04:00 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred at 02:56 PM on April 05, 2021 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located beneath Central Valley in south-central Utah, three miles south-southwest of the city of Richfield, Utah. This earthquake was reported felt in Richfield and in the nearby towns of Monroe and Salina. Today’s earthquake occurred within a seismically active area of Utah. Since 1962, 32 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of today’s event. The largest of these events was a magnitude 5.2 on October 04, 1967, located 6.3 mi east-southeast of the town of Sevier, UT.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

Earthquake Summary:

Date (UTC): April 05, 2021

Time (UTC): 20:56

Date (local): April 05, 2021

Time (local): 02:56 PM MDT

Latitude: 38 43.87′ N

Longitude: 112 6.23′ W

Preferred magnitude: 3.00 Ml