Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 8.8 mi southeast of Castle Dale, Emery County, Utah, USA, on Thursday, 18 August 1988 at 12:44 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 9 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.14133°N / 110.88367°W (Emery County, Utah, United States)
Nearest volcano: Black Rock Desert (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) ESE of Castle Dale (pop: 1,550) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Huntington (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) ENE of Ferron (pop: 1,560) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) S of Price (pop: 8,380) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) S of Helper (pop: 2,110) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) ESE of Ephraim (Sanpete County) (pop: 6,860) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Manti (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SE of Mount Pleasant (pop: 3,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SSE of West Valley City (pop: 136,200) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SSE of Salt Lake City (pop: 192,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.3||9 km||Utah (USA)||USGS|
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