5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Utah


An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook the Wasatch Front in Utah at 10:09 a.m. ET. The quake shook homes from Logan to Utah County. This is the largest temblor to strike Utah since the 1992 earthquake in St. George.

The tremblor caused damage to Salt Lake City International Airport, buildings in the downtown area, and the Salt Lake Temple where the Angel Moroni statue lost its trumpet.

There are power outages, gas leaks, and a chemical spill at Kennecott.

At this time there have not been any reports of serious injuries. Intermountain Healthcare has treated some people for minor injuries.
The epicenter of the earthquake was northeast of Magna.

Dozens of aftershocks followed the tremblor. The strongest aftershock was a 4.6-magnitude. There are hundreds of aftershocks expected. According to Keith Koper, director of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said the aftershocks could continue for weeks.

By Jeanette Vietti


The Salt Lake Tribune: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Utah. Here is the latest

Image Courtesy of Pedro Szekely’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.