A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Magna in Utah. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:46:06 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: uu60363997. Ids that are associated to the event: uu60363997. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.8 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 14:46:06 / March 18, 2020 @ 2:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -112.060997° West, 40.7606659° North, depth 4.8 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Springville, Provo, Pleasant View.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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 NNE of Magna, Utah.
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