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Earthquake shakes northern Utah



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The University of Utah says a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit northern Utah, but no damage was reported.

Scientists at the university say the quake struck around 3:47 p.m. Wednesday.

The epicenter of the quake, considered relatively light, was about four miles west of Riverside and nine miles northwest of Tremonton.

Residents in 17 Utah cities and four Idaho cities -- all within 40 miles of the epicenter -- reported feeling the quake.

Five earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or larger have occurred in that area since 1962. The largest was a 6.0 quake in 1975 about 17 miles southwest of Malad City, Idaho.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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