1942 (Sep) – Cedar City, UT – M 5

Intermountain Seismic Belt Historical Earthquake Project

September 26, 1942 – Cedar City, UT – M 5

On September 26, 1942, Cedar City, Utah experienced it’s second magnitude 5 earthquake in less than a month. The earthquake occurred early Saturday morning at 7:50 a.m. (local time).

There were reports of loosened chimney bricks at some homes as well as cracked plaster and walls. The earthquake also cracked a plate glass window at a city market.

The earthquake was reported felt by residents within approximately a 10-mile radius of the city. Workers at the Columbia Iron Mine located 20 miles west of Cedar City also reported feeling the earthquake.

No injuries or deaths were reported.



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1942 (Aug) – Cedar City, UT – M 5

Intermountain Seismic Belt Historical Earthquake Project

August 30, 1942 – Cedar City, UT – M 5

On August 30, 1942 at 3:08 p.m. (local time) a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Cedar City, Utah. It was reported that the earthquake was accompanied by a loud rumbling sound. There were no reports of the earthquake being felt outside the city. The earthquake startled residents and some fled from buildings but there were no reported injuries. Reported damage was limited to bricks dislodged from chimneys.


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