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Minor Quake Reported Friday in Southern Utah

Minor Quake Reported Friday in Southern Utah



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A minor earthquake was reported Friday in a remote area of southern Utah.

The epicenter of the magnitude 3.6 quake was located six miles northwest of Alton and 31 miles east-southeast of Cedar City. It happened at 7:01 a.m., said Dr. Walter Arabasz, director of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations.

The shock was reportedly felt at Alton, about 230 miles south of Salt Lake City.

A magnitude 2.8 shock occurred in the same area Thursday at 3:45 p.m. MDT.

Anyone who felt the Friday quake was encouraged to fill out a survey form on the seismograph Stations' web site: http://www.quake.utah.edu.

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

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