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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An early morning earthquake Monday rattled some small towns in the mountains of southern Utah, but no damage has been reported.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations in Salt Lake City says the magnitude 4.5 quake occurred at 5:06 a.m.

The epicenter of the shock was in the Tushar Mountains, eight miles northwest of Circleville. The quake was felt in Beaver and other nearby small towns.

The agency says five aftershocks were recorded in the first 45 minutes following the main shock, the largest of which was about a magnitude 3.0.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the website of the Seismograph Stations or US Geological Survey.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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