A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Magna in Utah. The 3.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:22:01 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -3.18 km (-2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 13:22:01 / March 18, 2020 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.0668335 West, latitude 40.7683334 North, depth = -3.18 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uu60363647. Id of event: uu60363647.
Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 10 km (6 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 (17 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salem, Payson, Brigham City. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NNE of Magna, Utah.
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