A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Saint George in Utah. Exact location of earthquake, -113.5328333° West, 36.938° North, depth 5.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: uu60017014. Unique identifier: uu60017014. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 02:06:45 / January 9, 2019 @ 2:06 am. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:06:45 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.45 km (3 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mesquite, Hurricane, Ivins (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Saint George (c. 72 900 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Washington (c. 18 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mesquite (c. 15 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hurricane (c. 13 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ivins (c. 6 800 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 18 km SSE of Saint George, Utah.
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