3.6 Magnitude Quake Rattles South Central Utah

3.6 Magnitude Quake Rattles South Central Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A minor earthquake rattled a remote area of south central Utah early today.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports the tremor of magnitude three-point-six struck just after one this morning -- centered about 19 miles north of Beaver near Cove Fort.

Utah stations director Doctor Walter Arabasz says the area is sparsely populated and damage is unlikely.

Indeed, the Beaver County Sheriff's Department reported no damage or injuries.

Seven shocks in the magnitude three range have occurred in this area since February 2001.

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

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