SPRINGDALE, Utah (KDXU) - Utah seismologists say an earthquake was recorded Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. near Zion National Park.

Scientists say the earthquake hit a 3.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, making it the strongest quake recorded in the area since 1962.

Park officials say a loud noise and tremors were felt by visitors at the South Entrance, no injuries or damage has been reported.

Employees at Zion Rock & Mountain Guides in Springdale say they felt the shake at the shop just a few minutes outside of the South Entrance.

"It sounded like a really big truck fell with a trailer, off a cliff," says Stuart Landsee, a guide at Zion Rock & Mountain Guides.

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