A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Utah's Salt Lake City area Wednesday morning, knocking out power to many in the region and prompting the FAA to ground all flights at Salt Lake City International Airport
The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) quake report indicates the epicenter was three miles north-northeast of Magna, Utah, and it occurred at a depth of 6.3 miles.
Utah Emergency Management said this was the largest earthquake since 1992.
We are receiving earthquake reports from Logan to Riverton. The strongest shaking seems to have been felt around Salt Lake County.— Utah Emergency Mgmt (@UtahEmergency) March 18, 2020
The power has been knocked out in some areas. #utquake
Reports are starting to come in of damaged structures in the Salt Lake area.
#BREAKING: 5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes 10 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USGS reports.— Terrence Daniels (Captain Planet) (@Terrence_STR) March 18, 2020
This is some seriously good parenting. Great work in an Emergency situation. pic.twitter.com/Bx01Y2NpUC
PowerOutage.us reports that 73k customers have no power.
The quake comes as Utah residents are adjusting to Covid-19 shutdowns, including school cancelations, shorter business hours, and social gathering limits.