A magnitude 5.7 earthquake just rattled parts of Utah, including Salt Lake City and areas across Salt Lake County and Utah County.
There were multiple aftershocks after the quake, ranging from 2.5 to 3.9 magnitude.
According to Utah Emergency Management, this was the largest earthquake in Utah since 1992 when a 5.9 earthquake hit St. George.
“It didn’t feel like a small earthquake at all. I heard things in my kitchen falling,” said Michael McCarlie, who is in an apartment at City Creek Landing in Salt Lake City.
At least two aftershocks were felt within 20 minutes of the original quake.
Social media users said they felt the shock from Lehi, Bountiful, Herriman, Eagle Mountain, Park City and Salt Lake City, among others. One Twitter user reported feeling the quake in Idaho.
This story will be updated.
Social media responded:
Earthquake in Utah???!?! Y’all please stay safe out there 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😱😱😱— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 18, 2020
We had a 5.7 earthquake out of Magna this morning - felt across much of the state. Follow proper safety measures in the event of any additional aftershocks or quakes.— Gary R. Herbert (@GovHerbert) March 18, 2020
Please stay away from the downtown area while crews assess damage. Unless you work in public safety, or are an essential employee, remain at home or telework.— Gary R. Herbert (@GovHerbert) March 18, 2020
We are aware of large scale power outage in the Salt Lake Valley Area impacting approximately 32,000 customer due to a 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake in the Magna Utah area. We currently are assessing damages and will restore power as soon as possible.— Rocky Mountain Power UT (@RMP_Utah) March 18, 2020
That was an earthquake we just felt in Utah. A good sized one.— Hattie McDaniel's Nonbinary Oscar (@chasetherain) March 18, 2020