3.4 EARTHQUAKE REPORTED SOUTH OF HOBACK

Alpine and Thayne residents reported feeling a tremor that took place on Thursday morning at 6:31 a.m. A 3.4 earthquake took place roughly seven miles southwest of Hoback Junction.

There are differing reports on the actual magnitude of the quake. The United States Geological Service and the University of Utah Seismology Department have classified the tremor as a 3.4.

It is another in a series of quakes in the area. The most recent was a 4.3 magnitude quake outside Soda Springs, Idaho on January 26.

Soda Springs also experienced a swarm of earthquakes near the end of 2017 in September of 2017. Geologists from Idaho State University stressed that the swarm came with a very small chance of a major quake.


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