2.9 magnitude earthquake shakes St. George area

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 23, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit near St. George Saturday afternoon.

The earthquake struck 11 miles south of St. George at 5:09 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said on its website, which lists earthquakes of 2.5 magnitude or larger.

The website said 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.


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