A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from West Valley City in Utah on Wednesday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:17:10 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 17:17:10 / March 18, 2020 @ 5:17 pm. Unique identifier: uu60020384. Ids that are associated to the event: uu60020384. Exact location of event, depth 8.72 km, -112.0391667° West, 40.7515° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.72 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 7 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 (15 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Springville.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNW of West Valley City, Utah. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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