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2.7 earthquake rumbles in Emery County

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A 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck about nine miles southeast of Clawson, Utah early Friday morning, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS). (Photo: MGN)

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck about nine miles southeast of Clawson, Utah early Friday morning, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS).

Just two days prior, a 2.67 magnitude earthquake shook near Enterprise, Utah

Earthquakes are a common occurrence in Utah.

During his monthly news conference on Feb. 28, Gov. Herbert spoke about earthquakes: the natural disaster that has been in the forefront of Utahns' minds the past few weeks.

Herbert said Utahns should "prepare" and not worry.

"We have 500 to 600 earthquakes a year in Utah; most of them [are] small... Rather than be worried, be prepared."

Over 100 earthquakes shook the Bluffdale area between Feb. 13 and 21., the highest magnitude being 3.7, according to UUSS.