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3.0 magnitude earthquake reported in southern Utah

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Garfield County, Utah — Friday morning, southern Utah reported a 3.0 magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake hit around 6:39 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

According to the USGS, the epicenter was near the town of Panguitch.

Earthquakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitudes according to the Earthquake Magnitude Scale are often felt but cause little to no damage.

Around the world, every year, about 500,000 earthquakes of this size happen.

 

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