Earthquake recorded northwest of Green River

A mild earthquake was recorded northwest of Green River Friday afternoon, according to records from University of Utah seismograph stations.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake took place at 2:55 p.m., Friday and registered a magnitude 3.1. The shallow earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.7 kilometers.

The quake did not impact operations at Genesis Alkali. David Caplan, director of corporate communications for the facility, said the mine has emergency response plans for multiple scenarios, including seismic activity. However, the activity was so low it did not warrant a response...

 

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