5.7-magnitude earthquake hits Salt Lake County

by Daniel Payne · Mar 18th, 2020 1:45 pm

A significant earthquake shook the Salt Lake City area on Wednesday, causing some damage and for a brief period of time knocking out power and the city's coronavirus information hotline.

The quake, which hit both the city and surrounding Salt Lake County, registered as a 5.7-magnitude. Videos posted to social media indicate numerous locations suffered damage ranging from minor to moderate.

In at least one instance, real-time reactions to the earthquake were caught during the filming of a news report.

No injuries or deaths were reported.


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