EARTHQUAKE RESOURCES AND REPORTING

Microearthquake reported northwest of Magna, no damage or injuries

Feb 21, 2021, 12:54 PM
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Location of mini-earthquake felt north, northwest of Magna, Utah on Feb. 21, 2021. Image: earthquake.usgs.gov

SALT LAKE CITY — Seismograph stations from the University of Utah registered a 2.3 magnitude earthquake just after 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The microearthquake was 9.7 kilometers or 6.02 miles in depth.

It occurred about 3 miles northwest of Magna. That’s roughly two miles from the large earthquake that struck on March 18, 2020.

At the time this article was posted, there had been no reports of damage or injuries.

Location of Feb. 21, 2021 earthquake.

Microearthquakes

Sunday’s earthquake was defined by the University of Utah Seismograph stations as a microearthquake.  These small earthquakes typically register less than 2.0 in magnitude. They are rarely felt by people.

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Utah is “Earthquake Country,” meaning the state is susceptible to earthquakes, especially along the Wasatch Front. It’s important to prepare yourself and your family for an earthquake. Here are some basic tips on earthquake preparedness:

Before an Earthquake

  • Move or secure objects that could fall and hurt you
  • Identify your building’s potential weaknesses and begin to fix them
  • Create a disaster-preparedness plan and have disaster supply kits ready

During an Earthquake

  • Seek cover under sturdy furniture or doorways. As things move, hold on, and move with it.
  • Move away from windows and objects that could fall
  • Move against a wall in the interior of the building, cover and protect yourself

 

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Microearthquake reported northwest of Magna, no damage or injuries