CEDAR CITY -- An earthquake official is calling a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck southern Utah "big enough to feel but not big enough to cause damage."
Paul Roberson at the University of Utah Seismograph Station tells the Spectrum of St. George that the 12:11 a.m. Tuesday temblor struck 7 miles north-northwest of Cedar City. It was followed 30 minutes later by a 1.8 aftershock.
Enoch Public Works Director Earl Gibson says he and his wife felt a little shake.
Roberson calls the quake the largest around Cedar City this year -- ahead of a magnitude 2.5 temblor on Jan. 2.
In 2010, 69 earthquakes between magnitude 0.5 and 4.1 were recorded within 30 miles of Cedar City.
Roberson says Utah averages a magnitude 6 earthquake about once every 15 to 20 years.