M 3.5 Near Cane Beds, AZ

PRESS RELEASE

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: July 24, 2020 10:50 PM MDT

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at 10:00 PM on July 24, 2020 (MDT).  The epicenter was located in the Upper Clayhole Valley of northern Arizona, 17 miles south-southwest of Colorado City, AZ and 32 miles south-southeast of Hurricane, UT.  A total of 6 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962.  The largest of these events was a magnitude 3.7 on May 22, 1988, 4.7 miles south of Colorado City, AZ. The earthquake was reported felt in the Utah/Arizona border area.

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