Intermountain Seismic Belt Historical Earthquake Project
February 13, 1958 – Wallsburg, UT – M 5.0
The 1958 Wallsburg, Utah earthquake occurred February 13 at 3:52 p.m. (local time). The epicenter was approximately 10 miles south of Heber City, Utah, in the mountains of the Wasatch Range. The earthquake was generally felt throughout Utah Valley—to the west of the Wasatch Range.
The earthquake was felt strongly in Provo, Utah. Buildings shook and swayed. Furniture and office equipment skidded across floors. Light fixtures swung back and forth. Windows and dishes rattled.
Reported damage included cracked walls and ceilings, and falling plaster. No observable damage occurred to water lines or city pavements.
No injuries from this earthquake were reported.
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