Folks in southeastern Nevada and southwest Utah kicked off the Memorial Day weekend with a bang—or, rather a shake. A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the area today. The quake was felt throughout the region, including in St. George.
The quake occurred Friday afternoon, at 12:47 mountain time. The seismic center at the University of Utah placed the epicenter of the quake about 24 miles south, southwest of Caliente, Nevada, and about 60 miles west of St. George.
The quake is said to be the largest to have an epicenter on land so far this year in the contiguous U.S.