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Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Near UT-CO Border Shakes Grand County

Dec 19, 2020, 8:36 PM
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BEDROCK, Colo. – A magnitude 4.3 earthquake with an epicenter near the Utah-Colorado border shook southeastern Utah Saturday evening.

The earthquake was reported at 7:11 p.m., with a magnitude 3.3 foreshock registering at 6:53 p.m.

Officials with University of Utah Seismograph Stations said residents in Moab, Utah, and Bedrock, Colorado, reported feeling the earthquake.

“Today’s earthquakes occurred within an area of frequent small, shallow earthquake activity triggered by underground saltwater injection,” officials said. “Before today, a total of 12 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater had occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1997, including three earlier this year:  a magnitude 3.4 on Sept. 16, a magnitude 3.8 on Nov. 8, and a magnitude 3.7 on Dec. 8.”

The largest earthquake recorded in the area of Saturday’s earthquakes was a magnitude 4.5 on March 4, 2019.

See the latest earthquakes with the KSLTV.com earthquake tracker.

Anyone who felt the quake was asked to report it to the U.S. Geological Survey here.

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