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.
- Learn more about earthquakes at the United States Geological Survey website.
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