PIUTE COUNTY, Utah, July 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit southwest of Junction in Piute County early Wednesday morning.
The earthquake struck approximately 15 miles southwest of Junction just after 7:20 a.m., the U.S.Geological Service said on its website. The website lists earthquakes larger than 2.5 magnitude.
Junction is a town about 33 miles north of Panguitch with a population of around 200.
The website said that magnitudes of 2.5 to 5.4, of which there are around 30,000 per year worldwide, are often felt, but only cause minor damage, if any. Earthquakes are also classified in categories ranging from minor to great, depending on their magnitude; earthquakes of magnitude 3 to 3.9 are classed as minor.