A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Saint George in Utah on Wednesday. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:41:50 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 14:41:50 / July 12, 2017 @ 2:41 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.41 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: uu60215332. Ids that are associated to the event: uu60215332, nn00595601. Exact location, longitude -113.566° West, latitude 36.9798333° North, depth = 12.41 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mesquite, Hurricane, Ivins. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Saint George (c. 72 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Washington (c. 18 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mesquite (c. 15 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hurricane (c. 13 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ivins (c. 6 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SSE of Saint George, Utah.
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