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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- An earthquake centered in the middle of Utah rattled some homes last evening, but it injured no one and did no real damage.
The four-point-four magnitude quake had its epicenter just south of Levan at the edge of the San Pitch Mountains. It lasted only a few seconds after it began at seven-oh-four last evening.
University of Utah seismologist Jim Pechmann says small earthquakes are common in that area, but Utah averages only one earthquake of this size per year.
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