A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Magna in Utah. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 13:15:55 / March 18, 2020 @ 1:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:15:55 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.75 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: uu60363627. Event ids that are associated: uu60363627. Exact location of earthquake, -112.0494995° West, 40.7504997° North, depth 8.75 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Payson, Mapleton, Spanish Fork (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km NE of Magna, Utah.
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