Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Utah

Shakes entire Wasatch Front

A strong earthquake shook buildings from Logan to Spanish Fork, Utah, Wednesday morning.

The 5.7 magnitude quake happened at 7:30 a.m. local time with the epicenter just south of Magna, between the city and Antelope Island near the edge of the Great Salt Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More than a dozen aftershocks, some as strong as 4.4, were reported in the first hours following the quake.

There is news of buildings being cracked or damaged even in downtown Salt Lake City and in Magna, although there were no immediate reports of injuries. The Salt Lake City International Airport was shut down, and the FAA tower as well as the terminals were evacuated, and all flights were being rerouted.

The trumpet was shaken off the Angel Moroni on top of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the governor and local officials in Utah as they deal with the impact of the earthquake.
  • For all who are being affected by the closure of the international airport, from workers to travelers.

Sources: Deseret News,


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