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Small quakes shake Cedar City

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 9:47 p.m. MST

CEDAR CITY — Twenty-seven earthquakes registering above a 3.0 magnitude have occurred near an epicenter outside of Cedar City and Enoch since 1962 — including three Thursday.

Seven small quakes registered in the area Thursday, with two hitting about 12:30 p.m. and measuring 2.0 and 3.1, respectively, on the Richter scale, the University of Utah's seismograph station reported. Two more quakes, magnitudes 3.5 and 2.4, were felt just after 1 p.m., and a 2.1-magnitude earthquake registered at 1:35 p.m.

More shaking was felt later in the evening, with the strongest earthquake of the day reaching 3.7 magnitude about 7:45 p.m., followed by a 2.8 quake about 8:20 p.m.

The epicenter of the earthquakes was located about 10 miles northwest of Cedar City, the seismograph station reported.

McKenzie Romero

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