Aftershocks rattle nerves in Salt Lake Valley Thursday morning, afternoon


SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, March 19, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The day got off to a shaky start for thousands of Salt Lake County residents Thursday thanks steady stream of aftershocks part of the Salt Lake Valley.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first aftershock was 2.3 magnitude and happened at 6:33 a.m. Its epicenter was 2.5 miles north of Magna.

The second morning temblor hit at 6:44 a.m and was 3.2 magnitude. Its epicenter was about 3.8 miles north-northwest of West Valley City.

Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. there were five more aftershocks, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.9.

From 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. there were 3 more aftershocks, all of them between 1.3 and 1.6 in magnitude.

For the next 90 minutes the earth quit moving, then at 10:12:50 a.m. the ground shook again, with a 1.7 magnitude temblor, followed by 7 more seismic events between 10:35 a.m. and 3:50 p.m.

The strongest aftershock was a 2.7 magnitude shaker at 12:16 p.m.

According to USGS, there have been over a 125 aftershocks since the 5.7 magnitude quake rocked the Wasatch Front Wednesday morning.

Hundreds more are expected in the days ahead.


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