University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Released: April 13, 2019 11:55 PM MDT
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 9:59 PM on April 13, 2019 (MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located near the Twin Peaks in the southern Sevier Desert, 11 miles east-northeast of the town of Black Rock, UT, and 18 mi west of the town of Kanosh, UT. Two aftershocks occurred within the first hour after the M 4.1 earthquake, a magnitude 2.7 at 10:09 pm and a magnitude 1.7 at 10:32 pm. Earlier this year on February 20, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake occurred 15 miles east of today’s earthquake and 5.5 miles south-southwest of Kanosh. A total of 18 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 to 4.0 have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of today’s event since 1962.
Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey “Did You Feet it?” website.