A mild earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale rocked an unpopulated, cattle-grazing valley in northern Utah Wednesday but caused no damage or injuries.
The temblor rumbled through the Hansel Valley area, 10 miles east of Snowville, just south of the Utah-Idaho state line at 4:31 a.m., Linda Hall of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said."It's grazing land," Hall said, "we don't have any reports of it being felt" by residents in surrounding communities.
"This is a seismically active area, and earthquakes here are a common occurrence," she said. "The last large earthquake was in 1934, of magnitude 6.4. Since that time there have been a lot of smaller earthquakes, up to 5 magnitude."
Authorities said there was no damage or injuries in the latest temblor.