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.— Gov. Gary 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.— Gov. Gary 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
#TRAX Alert: 7:15 am: Due to the earthquake and the after shocks ALL TRAX trains are pulling into the closest station and holding until further notice.— UTA (@RideUTA) March 18, 2020
That was an earthquake we just felt in Utah. A good sized one.— ((( Vashti bat Yo Momma ))) (@chasetherain) March 18, 2020
Huge Earthquake in Utah. I’m shook right now— Aust (@AustForney) March 18, 2020
That was bad in Bountiful..— Sofia Aleinikova (@SAleynikova) March 18, 2020
Mild earth quake in Utah? The earth wants us OUT. pic.twitter.com/Fqsl6Cxa7F— BRACKY IS A HARRY STAN (@bfbhf1457) March 18, 2020
Utah: *gets coronavirus, forcing humans inside— Loonipup (@loonipup) March 18, 2020
Also Utah: ｅａｒｔｈｑｕａｋｅ pic.twitter.com/fHScZmSXvg
Felt it in Lehi!— 1CougarFan (@1cougar_fan) March 18, 2020
Felt it in Idaho.— Wanda Wino Maria Sangria (@CherieNelson) March 18, 2020
Felt it here at Utah valley hospital in Provo Utah.— Jude (@Jude87823554) March 18, 2020
Same here. Whole house was oscillating— Andrew White (@andrewmwhite5) March 18, 2020