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Minor quakes shake central Utah

Two minor earthquakes, each of 3.0 magnitude, shook central Utah Monday afternoon, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations.

The epicenter of the quakes was one mile southeast of Spring City and nine miles south-southwest of Mount Pleasant, said Walter Arabasz director of the seismograph stations.

The shocks were reported felt in Mount Pleasant and likely felt in Spring City, he said.

Eight smaller earthquakes between magnitude 1.4 and 2.2 occurred earlier in the day in the same area, Arabasz said.

There were no immediate reports of damage, said Sanpete County dispatcher Sheila Bringhurst.

The Mount Pleasant area and nearby parts of the Sanpete valley — about 85 miles southeast of Salt Lake City — have experienced seven quakes in the magnitude 3.0 range in the past 20 years.

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