Small Earthquakes Registered near Nephi

Small Earthquakes Registered near Nephi


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Three small earthquakes occurred Friday evening near Nephi, a University of Utah seismologist said.

The first quake was at 5:39 p.m., the second a minute later and the third three minutes after the second.

Seismologist Jim Pechmann said the first and last quakes were 3.8 magnitude, with the middle one registering 3.6 magnitude -- about half the shaking intensity of the other two.

The epicenter was seven miles southwest of Nephi and seven miles northwest of Levan, he said.

"The largest two were reported felt in Nephi and other nearby towns," he said.

There were no reports of damage.

Several small aftershocks were recorded.

Pechmann said those who felt the quakes were invited to fill out a survey form on the University of Utah Seismograph Station's Web site, www.quake.utah.edu.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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