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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 7.3 mi southwest of Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA, on Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 7.3 mi southwest of Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA, on Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm (GMT -7) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 7.3 mi southwest of Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA, on Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 4 km depth

19 Feb 22:23 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
19 Feb 22:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.9 to 3.6 km (from 1.2 to 2.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards SE.
Update Sat, 19 Feb 2022, 22:30
Small magnitude 3.6 quake hits 16 miles southwest of Richfield, Utah, United States early afternoon
3.6 quake 19 Feb 3:17 pm (GMT -7)
3.6 quake 19 Feb 3:17 pm (GMT -7)
A very shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Saturday, February 19th, 2022, at 3:17 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1.2 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Joseph (pop. 340) located 4 miles from the epicenter, and Monroe (pop. 2,300) 7 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Richfield (pop. 7,600) located 16 miles from the epicenter, Fillmore (pop. 2,500) 28 miles away, Aurora (pop. 1000) 29 miles away, Beaver (pop. 3,000) 30 miles away, and Salina (pop. 2,500) 33 miles away. In Fayette (pop. 3,200, 46 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 19, 2022 22:17:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Feb 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth3.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.55117°N / 112.21133°W (Sevier, Utah, United States)
Antipode38.551°S / 67.789°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBlack Rock Desert (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) S of Joseph (pop: 343) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) SW of Monroe (pop: 2,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Richfield (Sevier County) (pop: 7,590) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Fillmore (pop: 2,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Aurora (pop: 1,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NE of Beaver (pop: 3,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SSW of Fayette (pop: 3,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Delta (pop: 3,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) NE of Cedar City (Iron County) (pop: 30,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (154 mi) S of Salt Lake City (pop: 192,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 12.3°C (54 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.53.6 km8 Km S of Joseph, UtahUSGS
3.53.6 kmUtahRaspberryShake
3.65 kmUTAHEMSC

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Monroe, Utah 84754 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s : Bomb and roll shake - kitchen cupboards opened and dishes fell out  
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