1.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Payson area

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PAYSON, Utah, Nov. 18, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 1.9 magnitude earthquake shook just west of Payson Monday morning.

A Facebook post from Payson Fire Rescue said: “We wanted to make you aware in case you had not felt or heard about the earthquake Monday morning. We had a 1.9 magnitude earthquake at 8:10 a.m.”

It was located 1 km, or .621 miles, west of Payson at a depth of 3.2 km.

“This location is in the middle of the old Muir Roberts buildings located at 810 W. Utah Avenue,” the post said.

Earthquakes are also classified in categories ranging from micro to great, depending on their magnitude; earthquakes of magnitude 1 to 1.9 are classed as micro, earthquakes of magnitude 2 to 3.9 are classed as minor; earthquakes of magnitude 4 to 4.9 are classed as light and 5.0 to 5.9 magnitude are classed as moderate. Micro earthquakes are not felt, or felt rarely.

“This is a good time to review with your family your preparedness and emergency procedures in case of an incident,” the post added. If you need assistance click here.


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