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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 13km SE of Milford, Utah (USA) on Friday, 17 January 2020

Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - 13km SE of Milford, Utah (USA) on Friday, 17 January 2020
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.3 to 9.5 km.
Jan 17 15:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.5 to 11.8 km.
Date & time: Friday, 17 January 2020 02:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-16 19:31:11 -07:00
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 11.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.29933°N / 112.86417°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Markagunt Plateau (82 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^10 J (12.4 MWh / 10.7 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Jan 2020
Fri, 17 Jan 02:31 UTCM 4.0 / 10 kmUtah (USA)EMSC

"I felt it" reports:
Beaver / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Orem / not felt
Cates rd and hwy 129 Milford utah (13 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt and heard a loud rumble. Then the entire house rocked west to east. Felt like the house was going to slide right out from under us..
Enoch / MMI III (Weak shaking): Light shaking, drink fell over. Loud quick rumble.
Enoch, UT (2.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt light shaking, though it was my 15 yo daughter jumping around but a little stronger.
Kanab (152.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Beaver Utah / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Furniture swaying
Washington, Utah / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Minersville, Utah / MMI IV (Light shaking): It sounded more like an explosion! Shook the whole house.
Cedar City / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(10.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Loud rumble, sounded like a blast went off in the hills above our house. Are house did shake we ran out lol. (via app)
MILFORD, UTAH / MMI IV (Light shaking): Loud rumbling sound also
Canyon View Seminary bldg in north Cedar City (67.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sitting indoors waiting for a meeting to start. Brick wall and concrete floor shook for about 2 seconds. No road on that side. Thought briefly a heavy vehicle or a heavy object had fallen. Then thought earthquake.
Rockville, utah / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Minersville / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Cedar City / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cedar City, UT / MMI III (Weak shaking)
milford / MMI IV (Light shaking)

 

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