3.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Beaver

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BEAVER, Utah, March 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Beaver Thursday morning.

According to the University of Utah’s Seismograph Stations (UUSS), the quake hit about 15 miles south-southwest of Beaver at approximately 8:35 a.m.

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.


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