Magnitude 3.0 earthquake shakes Richfield, surrounding areas

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RICHFIELD, Utah, April 5, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Residents in the Richfield area were shaken, if not stirred, Monday, when a magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattled the area.

According to a press release from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, the minor quake struck at 2:56 p.m. and was centered about three miles south-southwest of the Richfield.

Dozens of people reported feeling the temblor, as far away as Monroe and Salina.

The UUSS said Monday’s minor quake took place in an area known for moderate seismic activity.

“Since 1962, 32 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 mi of the epicenter of today’s event,” the UUSS said. “The largest of these events was a magnitude 5.2 on October 04, 1967, located 6.3 mi east-southeast of the town of Sevier, UT.”

Earlier in the day, residents in Los Angeles got off to a bit of a shaky start when the area was hit by three minor quakes starting at 4:15 a.m. The temblors measured magnitude 3.3, 2.5 and 4.0.

There were no reports of damage or injuries in either Utah or southern California.


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