Magnitude 2.8 earthquake felt in Salt Lake, Davis counties

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 24, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — If you thought you felt the earth shake at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, it may have been the magnitude 2.8 earthquake that rumbled through a section of northern Utah.

According to a University of Utah news release, the U of U Seismograph Stations reported that the quake occurred at 10:30 p.m., and the epicenter was under the Wasatch Range, 11 miles east of Bountiful and 12 miles south of Morgan.

Residents from Salt Lake City northward to Kaysville reported feeling the quake, with most of the reports coming from Bountiful, Centerville, and Farmington.

“A total of 5 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have occurred within 16 miles of the epicenter of this event since 1962,” the news release said. “The largest of these events was a magnitude 3.3 on June 11, 2014, 10 miles east of Centerville, UT.”

The US Geological Survey is asking anyone who felt the earthquake to fill out a survey form on the USGS website:


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