Minor Quakes Shake Central Utah

Minor Quakes Shake Central Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two minor earthquakes of magnitude three shook central Utah this afternoon, but no damage is reported.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations report the quakes' epicenter was one mile southeast of Spring City and nine miles south-southwest of Mount Pleasant.

An earthquake specialist at the university says the shocks were felt in Mount Pleasant and likely felt in Spring City around 1:30 p-m. Eight smaller earthquakes between magnitude one-point-four and two-point-two occurred earlier in the day in the same area.

The Mount Pleasant area and nearby parts of the Sanpete valley -- which are about 85 miles southeast of Salt Lake City -- have experienced seven quakes in the magnitude three range in the past 20 years.

Anyone who felt the quakes is encouraged to fill out a survey at the seismograph station's web site, at www.quake.utah.edu/.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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