News short: 3.8 earthquake hits Bunkerville area

Graphic of the area where the 3.8 earth occured near Bunkerville, Nevada, May 5, 2016 | Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A small earthquake was reported south of the Bunkerville area in Nevada Thursday morning.

Around 7:50 a.m. MDT, 6:50 a.m. PDT, a 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred around 18-20 miles south of Bunkerville, Nevada, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Thus far no instances of injury or property damage have been reported in connection with the earthquake, Mesquite Police Officer Quinn Averett said. Also, as far as he is aware, no one at the Police Department felt any rumbling from the quake.

Mesquite, Nevada, is located about 35 miles north of the epicenter of the earthquake.

Last month, an early-morning quake quake with a 3.4 magnitude occurred south of Littlefield, Arizona, April 8. Later the same day, a 2.5 quake occurred 10 miles north of Hildale. No damage or injuries were reported in either instance.

In Utah, over 700 earthquakes occur annually, according to data from the University of Utah. However, most are so small that only about 2 percent of them are ever felt.


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  • paoniagirl May 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Felt it, reported it to USGS this morning at 7:00. Dishes rattled, house rumbled and felt like the floor dipped or rolled. I live in Beaver Dam Resort and several of us felt it. Felt the last one also, scary.

  • .... May 6, 2016 at 3:31 am

    LOL if you think that was scary. .don’t go to California !

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