Released: September 12, 2018 12:50 AM MDT
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a small earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred at 11:34 PM on September 11, 2018 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located in southwestern Utah in the southern Sevier Desert, 15 miles west-northwest of Cove Fort, UT. This earthquake was followed by at least four aftershocks in the first hour, the largest of magnitude 2.3. A total of 19 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 4.0 on February 23, 2001, 8 miles southwest of Kanosh, UT.
Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website: