M 3.6 near Zion National Park


University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: December 21, 2021 03:50 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred at 03:36 PM on December 21, 2021 (MST).  The epicenter of the shock was located about 5 mi east of Zion NP and 22 mi east of Hurricane, UT. The earthquake was felt in Hurricane and the surrounding area.  A total of 8 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 3.4 on March 11, 1989, 3.9 mi E of Colorado City, AZ.  

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):   December 21, 2021         Time (UTC):   22:36

Date (local): December 21, 2021         Time (local): 03:36 PM MST

Latitude:     37 11.41′ N

Longitude:    112 53.71′ W

Preferred magnitude: 3.60 Ml