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Earthquake rattles Utah, Salt Lake City. Here’s the reaction

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook Utah

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Workers put up caution tape and cones after rock facing has fallen off from above the front entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman, after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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.

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