2.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Enterprise

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ENTERPRISE, Utah, March 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Enterprise in Southern Utah Thursday morning.

The earthquake struck eight miles southwest of Enterprise at a depth of 4.4 miles at 7:44 a.m., according to the University of Utah’s Seismograph Stations.

The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that earthquakes of 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.

Earthquakes are also classified in categories ranging from minor to great, depending on their magnitude; 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.

Enterprise is approximately 40 miles west of Cedar City.


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