3.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Zion National Park

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SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – Did you feel it?

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Zion National Park around 3:36 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 5 miles east of Zion National Park and 22 miles east of Hurricane.

The earthquake was reportedly felt in Hurricane and the surrounding area. Vistors at Zion also reported hearing a loud sound and felt tremors near the park’s south entrance, park officials say.

According to the U of U seismograph stations,  8 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962.

Anyone who felt the earthquake is encouraged to fill out a survey form on the US Geological Survey website.

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