As a magnitude 5.7 earthquake rumbled Salt Lake City this morning, a number of athletes took to Twitter to react to the shake.
Of note, a bunch of Utah Jazz players did, even after the NBA said earlier this week that players could leave their markets in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak (with the exception of the quarantined Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive for the virus).
Earthquake in Utah???!?! Y’all please stay safe out there— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 18, 2020
Dawggg that was so crazy, the whole house was shaking and woke me up outta my sleep!!— Royce O'Neale (@BucketsONeale00) March 18, 2020
Our whole house shook like crazy! Wow! First time for me!— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) March 18, 2020
earthquake was crazyyyyy!— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) March 18, 2020
That Earthquake just now shook me outta sleep!— Tony Bradley Jr. (@ToBrad1) March 18, 2020
Other people involved with both college and pro around the state also reacted to the quake.
Just shaken out of sound sleep by 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City. We are all safe. Please Pray for no further aftershocks. Please pray for all of us.— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) March 18, 2020
Was that a earthquake— ʀᴜɴ ᴅʜᴄ (@DevontaeHenry) March 18, 2020
I’m over 2020 ♂️we just get earthquake— Devon Anderson (@imNot_VONerable) March 18, 2020
First experience in my life and I was terrified..... what’s going on ?! pic.twitter.com/H1K7fxGD0C— Justin Meram (@JustinMeram) March 18, 2020
Everyone okay?— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) March 18, 2020
Just experienced my first. Hope everyone is safe in the surrounding areas https://t.co/p8tMlTw7Ew— Rachel Corsie (@RachelCorsie14) March 18, 2020
Day 5 without sports: the earth literally started shaking— Taran Meyer (@TaranMeyer0) March 18, 2020
Stay safe today, Utah. Follow all earthquake safety protocols if your area was affected by this morning’s earthquake. Just remember, we’re all in this together! #MyReasonWhy— UHSAA (@UHSAAinfo) March 18, 2020
But the award for most humorous tweet of the morning surely has to go to University of Utah receiver Britain Covey.
Did Coach Whitt just flex his calves?— Britain Covey (@brit_covey2) March 18, 2020