CIRCLEVILLE, Piute County — Some southern Utah towns were shaken early Saturday morning by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake.
The quake occurred at 5:47 a.m., according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. While the epicenter of the shock was in the Tushar Mountains, residents in Circleville in Piute County 10 miles away and Cedar City 45 miles away felt it. Some in the southwestern towns of Panguitch and Bryce Canyon also reported it, according to the seismograph stations.
Two aftershocks followed Saturday morning, with the largest, a magnitude 2.5 quake, at 5:52 a.m.
No damage has been reported due to the quakes.
Those who felt the earthquakes Saturday were asked to report them at earthquake.usgs.gov.
The original earthquake was one of 45 earthquakes that have occurred in the area of magnitude 3.0 or greater since 1962, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said. The largest — magnitude 4.6 — occurred in 2011.