Update: 2.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Logan

Map: U.S. Geological Survey

LOGAN, Utah, Sept. 20, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Logan Saturday evening. The seismic event which occurred just before 10 p.m. was originally reported as 2.6 magnitude event.

The quake struck 5 miles east of North Logan at 9:56:36 p.m. at a depth of 11.1 miles below the surface, according the University of Utah’s Seismograph Stations.

Hundreds of people reported feeling the temblor, including students at Utah State University in Logan.

The U.S. Geological Survey calls these types of seismic events ‘micro-quakes.’

A 2.3 micro quake was reported outside the town of Levan in central Utah a couple of hours earlier.

There were no reports of damage or injuries in either event.

The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 to 5.4, of which there are around 30,000 per year worldwide, are often felt, but usually cause minor damage, if any.

A quake measuring 5.7 magnitude shook the Wasatch Front the morning of March 18, 2020, causing millions of dollars in damage. The epicenter of that quake was 3.7 miles northeast of Magna.


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