University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Released: October 30, 2018 03:30 AM MDT
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at 02:15 AM on October 30, 2018 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located beneath the Black Mountains in southwestern Utah, 12 miles north of the town of Paragonah, Utah, and 13 mi SE of the town of Minersville, UT. This earthquake was reported felt in the city of Milford, Utah. A total of 19 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962. The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.6 in 1991, located in the same area as today’s magnitude 3.5 earthquake.
Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website: