Minor earthquake recorded in Box Elder County

Interactive map from the U.S. Geologic Survey, showing the epicenter of Friday’s quake, January 24, 2020.

TREMONTON – A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was detected approximately 12 miles northwest of Tremonton Friday morning. According to the University of Utah seismograph station, the quake was reported to have occurred at 7:41 a.m. in the mountains east of Howell.

An interactive map from the U.S. Geologic Survey, in coordination with the University of Utah, shows the quake was likely only felt by residents in the northern parts of Box Elder County.

According to Box Elder County Sheriff’s office, there have been no reports of any damage as a result of the quake.

The U of U seismograph station recorded that the epicenter of the quake was approximately 4.5 miles below the earth’s surface.

Several months ago, a similar earthquake was reported in the same area. On September 24, 2019, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake was detected. It was felt by residents in Tremonton, Brigham City and portions of western Cache Valley.


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