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Did you feel it? Magnitude 3.3 quake shakes northern Utah

Posted at 11:58 AM, Sep 18, 2017

SUMMIT PARK, Utah – A Magnitude 3.3 earthquake shook northern Utah late Monday morning.

According to the University of Utah seismograph stations, the quake hit at 11:21 a.m. with its epicenter about six miles northwest of Park City, just south of Summit Park, in the Lamb’s Canyon area.

“We haven’t heard any reports of damage,” Dr. Keith Koper said, director of the University of Utah seismograph stations. “It would be unusual for a Magnitude 3.3 [earthquake] to cause damage. That’s a pretty small earthquake.”

Koper said at least 500 people had reported feeling the quake on the university’s website.

He warned residents smaller aftershocks can be expected, however, Koper said they would likely be too small to notice.

Dr. Koper also warned of another unlikely, but possible, event that can come with earthquakes.

“There’s always a very small probability of a larger earthquake,” he said. “Right now, we don’t know for sure this is going to be the largest earthquake in this sequence. It probably will be but we definitely encourage everybody to, you know, stay prepared and just be aware that there could be more earthquakes coming.”

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake shakes northern Utah.