Medium earthquake recorded in Box Elder County

TREMONTON – A 3.9 magnitude earthquake has been detected approximately 14 miles west-northwest of Tremonton Tuesday morning. According to the University of Utah seismographic station, the quake was recorded to have occurred at 10:15 a.m. near Howell in Blue Creek Valley.

An interactive map from the U.S. Geologic Survey, in coordination with the University of Utah, shows the quake could have been felt in Tremonton, Brigham City and portions of western Cache Valley.

According to Box Elder County spokesman Mitch Zundel, there have been no immediate reports of any damage as a result of the quake.

“We have received many reports of people feeling it,” Zundel said in a statement. “No reports of damage or injury. Assessments will be done if any issues is discovered.”

Be Ready Utah took advantage of the opportunity to remind people to prepare themselves for more severe earthquakes. The organization has created materials to help people know what to do before, during and after an earthquake.

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