A remote region of eastern Utah's Uintah Basin was hit early Saturday by a moderate earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale.

University of Utah seismograph stations reported that the temblor occurred at 1:41 a.m. MST. Sue Nava, senior staff seismologist, said the quake's epicenter was 25 miles south of Vernal, along the east edge of Wonsits Valley.There were no reports that the quake was felt, she said.

Before Saturday, the most recent quake in the region occurred April 7, 1990 and measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.