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Series of earthquakes shakes Cache County

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 03, 2023

CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Some Cache County residents may have felt a series of earthquakes that shook the area on Monday and Tuesday.

In total, eight earthquakes were recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey. They all happened near Benson, which is less than 10 miles west of Logan. Their magnitudes ranged from 1.8 to 3.1.

Four of those quakes were measured at magnitudes of 2.5 or higher. The first of these happened on Monday just after 6:30 a.m. and had a magnitude of 2.6. According to the USGS, 58 people reported having felt the initial earthquake.

Then, more than 12 hours later, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded just before 11 p.m. More than 100 people reported that they felt that quake.

The third recorded earthquake of 2.5+ magnitude happened early Tuesday morning at 2:38 a.m. and was recorded at 2.7. About 18 people reported to officials that they felt the earthquake.

Then at 2:44 p.m., the most powerful earthquake of the cluster clocked in at 3.2 magnitude.

Four other tremors that were less than 2.5 were also felt around the same area during the same timeframe.