Light earthquake reported in southern Utah

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 15, 2016 at 4:51 p.m.



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A light earthquake struck southern Utah on Friday afternoon about 33 miles northwest of St. George.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.3 earthquake's epicenter was about 11 miles away from the small community of Enterprise.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations says shaking from the earthquake could be felt in St. George and surrounding areas.

Seismologists say a 3.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in the same area less than a week earlier.

Since 1962, 16 earthquakes stronger than 3.0 have occurred near the epicenter of Friday's earthquake.

It was unclear if any damage was reported from the small earthquake. A message left with the Washington County Sheriff's Office was not immediately returned.

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