Earthquake recorded near Lake Powell

May 28 2013 - 4:48pm


Lake Powell dam and bridge.
Lake Powell dam and bridge.

PAGE, Ariz.-- A small earthquake has been reported in northern Arizona, but there are no reports of any damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake website, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake occurred about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Page, which is just south of the Utah border near Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.

The USGS says the quake was relatively shallow, measuring a depth of 6 kilometers.

On Jan. 7, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake was recorded 22 miles from Page.

USGS officials say the Colorado Plateau is an area of low seismic activity and any earthquakes that have struck there typically have been small.

The Arizona Republic says the largest earthquake recorded in the state occurred in Fredonia on July 21, 1959.

The 5.6-magitude quake damaged buildings and caused a rockslide at Mather Point in the Grand Canyon.

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