2.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Fruitland area

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FRUITLAND, Utah, Dec. 17, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Fruitland Monday morning.

The earthquake struck 11 miles northwest of the unincorporated community in western Duchesne County at 8:02 a.m., according to information from the University of Utah.

Earthquakes are classified in categories ranging from minor to great, depending on their magnitude; earthquakes of magnitude 2 to 3.9 are classed as minor.

Fruitland is approximately 24 miles west of Duchesne.


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