Small earthquake strikes near Centerville

Thursday , June 12, 2014 - 8:20 AM

CENTERVILLE — A 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck an area just outside of Centerville at 10:34 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the National Earthquake Information Center.

The earthquake ran more than 6 miles deep, and its epicenter was roughly 9 miles east-southeast of Centerville, according to the report.

Residents from Tremonton to as far south as Provo reported feeling the shake on the U.S. Geological Survey’s website.

A map displayed on the NEIC’s website indicated weak shaking from Bountiful to Farmington and areas just eastward. Levels of shaking carry no potential for damage, according to the graphic.   

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Centerville Police said on Twitter that no damage had been reported.

“Officers are conducting a ’rapid damage assessment’" of city for precautionary purposes,” the department said in a tweet. 

Bountiful police also reported no damage. Twitter users in Farmington reported feeling the rumble in their homes.

Others took to social media to poke fun at the small quake.



Twitter user @Mr_Matt_R, who identified himself as Matthew Rodgers, tweeted, “How to crash Facebook in Utah: Have a magnitude 3.3 earthquake in Davis County...Funny.”

The Utah Division of Emergency Management got in on the fun, too, posting a photo of a knocked-over lawn chair with the caption, “We will rebuild.”

More details will be reported as they become available. 

Contact reporter Ben Lockhart at 801-625-4221 or blockhart@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Lockhart.

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