Minor earthquake shakes northwest Box Elder County

Image: earthquake.usgs.gov

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah Jan. 24, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A small earthquake shook part of northwest Box Elder County on Friday morning.

The 3.07 magnitude quake happened occurred a 3.7 miles east of Howell, a town with an estimated population (in 2017) of 249.

The earthquake happened at a depth of 4.47 miles.

“A number of people are reporting having felt weak to light shaking during a small #earthquake this morning in Box Elder County, west of Garland,” a tweet from Utah Emergency Management.

“Contribute to citizen science by making a report here.

No damages or injuries have been reported after the quake.

The earthquake occured just west of Howell, marked with a red pin. Image: Google Maps

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