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Small quake rattles area near Coalville

Small quake rattles area near Coalville



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COALVILLE, Utah (AP) -- A small earthquake has struck in Summit County but no damage has been reported.

Seismic officials at the University of Utah say the magnitude 2.9 temblor rattled the area at 5:24 a.m. Thursday.

The epicenter was eight miles west-southwest of Coalville and 20 miles north-northeast of Salt Lake City.

Residents in Park City, Bountiful, Coalville and Salt Lake City reported on a U.S. Geological Survey website that they felt the quake.

University officials say seven other earthquakes were recorded in the same area over the last day or so. The largest was a magnitude 1.5.

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

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