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Largest Utah earthquake in 18 years rattles homes, causing only minor damage

 Tuesday, April 20, 2010

 The Deseret News

Shannon Butler was cooking at a restaurant in Randolph Thursday when the earth started shaking and knocked her into a nearby counter. "It shook us pretty good," said Stacey Showalter, who also works at the Gator Drive-In and Game Room. "Some things came off the shelves, the cupboards popped open and pictures came off the wall." A 4.9 magnitude earthquake was reported at 5:59 p.m. five miles northeast of Randolph, near the Utah-Wyoming border, Thursday was the largest earthquake in Utah in 18 years.