A small earthquake jolted the Parowan Valley Friday. Residents reported feeling the quake, but there was no damage, seismologists said.
The quake's epicenter was 10 miles north-northeast of Cedar City at the southwest end of the valley, said Sue Nava, senior staff seismologist at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations.The temblor registered magnitude 3.4 on the Richter scale, a gauge of energy released in an earthquake as measured by the ground motion recorded on a seismograph.
A quake of magnitude 2 is the smallest normally felt by humans. One of magnitude 3.5 can cause slight damage.