An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook things up in sparsely populated south-central Utah early Wednesday, but the mountainous area reported no damage.

The quake occurred at 1.31 a.m., with its epicenter in Sevier County approximately 21 miles southeast of Salina."There are very few people in the vicinity and so far, we don't know of anyone who felt it," said Sue Nava, senior staff seismologist with the University of Utah Seismograph Stations.

The area where the quake occurred is on a buried fault.

As far as earthquakes are concerned, "it's fairly active," Nava said.

The quake was located close to the location of a magnitude 5.4 shock that occurred January 29, 1989.