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Morning earthquake in Magna felt throughout valley

Jun 3, 2022, 11:26 AM | Updated: 11:36 am
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The Friday earthquake registered at a 2.5 and is an aftershock of the 5.7 earthquake that hit in March 2020. Image credit: Google Maps

SALT LAKE CITY — An early morning earthquake in Magna on Friday measured a magnitude of 2.5. According to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, hundreds of people reported feeling the quake. The shaking began at 5:02 a.m on Friday.

 

The university said that Friday’s event was actually an aftershock that resulted from the 5.7 magnitude quake that hit Magna on March 18, 2020. That quake damaged buildings and homes throughout northern Utah.

According to a press release from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, their systems record an average of 2 aftershocks per week related to the 2020 earthquake.

Most are smaller than 1.5 magnitude,  however, 41 aftershocks of 3.0 magnitude or larger have been recorded. In all the university recorded over 2,700 aftershocks resulting from the original earthquake on March 18, 2020.

To report an earthquake or to learn more visit, earthquake.usgs.gov.

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