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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