Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Kane County, 17 mi south of Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA, on Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 4:15 am (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Kane County, 17 mi south of Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA, on Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 4:15 am (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 6 km depth

28 Nov 11:20 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
28 Nov 11:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.6 to 6.1 km (from 0.4 to 3.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (0.9 mi) towards NNE.
Update Sun, 28 Nov 2021, 11:24
Small 3.0 quake hits near Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA
3.0 quake 28 Nov 4:15 am (GMT -7)
3.0 quake 28 Nov 4:15 am (GMT -7)
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported early morning near Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Sunday, November 28th, 2021, at 4:15 am local time at a very shallow depth of 0.4 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kanarraville (pop. 370) located 13 miles from the epicenter. In Cedar City (pop. 30,200, 18 miles away), La Verkin (pop. 4,100, 22 miles away), Enoch (pop. 6,300, 24 miles away), Hurricane (pop. 15,500, 24 miles away), Hildale (pop. 2,900, 29 miles away), Parowan (pop. 2,900, 30 miles away), Washington (pop. 24,300, 35 miles away), and St. George (pop. 72,900, 40 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 28, 2021 11:15:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 4:15 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 6.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.4415°N / 112.98167°W (Kane, Utah, United States)
Antipode: 37.442°S / 67.018°E
Nearest volcano: Markagunt Plateau (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Kanarraville (pop: 369) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Cedar City (Iron County) (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Enoch (Iron County) (pop: 6,270) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NE of Hurricane (Washington County) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSW of Parowan (pop: 2,930) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) N of Hildale (pop: 2,930) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NE of Washington (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) NE of St. George (pop: 72,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Ivins (Washington County) (pop: 7,880) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SSW of Salt Lake City (pop: 192,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -6.5°C (20 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
3.16.1 km21 Km SE of Kanarraville, UtahUSGS
3.16.1 kmUtahRaspberryShake

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