Although there haven't been any aftershocks from Sunday's quake for the last 24 hours, Emery County's gentle rumblings aren't over.
Counting foreshocks, the main shock and aftershocks, the county has been shaken by 28 quakes in the last week. "That is normal," said Linda Hall, seismic analyst at the University of Utah Seismograph Station. "It's just what we expect."The county was shaken Sunday by an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the shock was 14 miles east of Ferron and 34 miles south of Price.
Aftershocks have rolled through the area most of this week. The largest aftershock came at 6:44 a.m. Thursday and measured 4.6 on the scale. The latest one came 21/2 hours later. The earth has been silent since then, but experts aren't fooled.
"We don't expect this to end. It will continue for awhile," Hall said.
The shocks should continue to decrease in magnitude.