Magnitude 3.8 near Enterprise, UT

Press Release

Released: January 16, 2019 03:30 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred at 03:00 PM on January 16, 2019 (MST).  The epicenter of the shock was located in southwestern Utah, 1.4 miles south of Upper Enterprise Reservoir and 10 miles SW of the town of Enterprise, UT.  A magnitude 2.8 foreshock occurred two minutes before the magnitude 3.8 earthquake.  Ten other earthquakes have occurred in this same area during the past week, ranging in magnitude from 0.8 to 2.9.  Earthquake activity in this area is not unusual.  A total of 11 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred since 1962 within 16 miles of today’s earthquakes.  The largest of these events was a magnitude 4.3 on January 15, 2016, located 12 miles WSW of the town of Enterprise.

Today’s M 3.8 earthquake was reported felt in the town of Central, UT, 14 miles NE of the epicenter, and in the town of Ivins. UT. Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey “Did You Feet it?” website.

Magnitude 4.3 near Enterprise, Utah

Press Release

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Released: January 15, 2016 4:15 PM MST

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred at 3:37 PM today, January 15, 2016 (MST).  The epicenter of the shock was located near Enterprise reservoir, 12 mi WSW of Enterprise, UT and 34 mi NNW of St. George, UT.  The earthquake was reported felt in St. George, UT and surrounding areas. A magnitude 3.3 earthquake occurred in the same area on January 9th.  A total of 16 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of today’s this event since 1962.The largest of these events was a magnitude 5.60 on August 16, 1966,
22 mi ESE of Caliente, NV.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form either on the Seismograph Stations web site: www.quake.utah.edu or the US Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.