A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Magna in Utah on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.3 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 13:36:24 / March 18, 2020 @ 1:36 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -112.0723343 West, latitude 40.7728348 North, depth = 9.3 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:36:24 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: uu60363692. Unique identifier: uu60363692.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (10 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mapleton, Brigham City, Spanish Fork (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 7 km NNE of Magna, Utah.
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