2.9 magnitude earthquake hits Southern Utah

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SPRINGDALE, Utah, Sept. 2, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit Southern Utah Sunday night.

The earthquake struck some 5.5 miles east of Springdale, the home of Zion National Park, at 9:59 p.m., according a tweet from the University of Utah’s Seismograph Stations (UUSS).

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.

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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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I knew it !!! At that time last night. , I was putting dinner for my Mother & Aunt Mary , in to play . But know this , it’s Not a regular event ok! Ok!!!

  2. And I thought oh no maybe I have had to much to drink already because “look silly can’t even handle 1 little step going back and forth from the grill!!! That sucks!!!!!

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