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Utah earthquake damage: See photos of Salt Lake City, the Angel Moroni statue and more

What did the damage look like after the 5.7-magnitude earthquake? Here’s a look

Debris from the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Debris from the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A strong earthquake rattled much of northern Utah on Wednesday morning, causing damage to buildings across the Salt Lake Valley.

What’s going on:

  • A 5.7-magnitude earthquake happened at 7:09 a.m. just north of Magna, Utah.
  • There were more than a dozen aftershocks within the next 40 minutes. The aftershocks ranged from 2.5 to 3.9 in magnitude. There was also a 4.4 magnitude aftershock at 8:02 a.m., according to the Deseret News.
  • There were no immediate reports of injuries.
  • Buildings in Salt Lake City and Magna appeared damage in the aftermath of the earthquake, the Deseret News reports.
  • The Angel Moroni on the Salt Lake Temple lost his trumpet, according to the Deseret News.

Photos of the damage

The Deseret News took a number of photos of the damage. We’ve rounded them up below.

People wait in line outside of Costco in West Valley City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, following a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that was centered Magna.
People wait in line outside of Costco in West Valley City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, following a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that was centered Magna.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Shauna Rodriguez directs cars lining up to get gas at the Costco in West Valley City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, following a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that was centered Magna.
Shauna Rodriguez directs cars lining up to get gas at the Costco in West Valley City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, following a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that was centered Magna.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Reports of the smell of gas and possible structural damage and power outages at Discover in Salt Lake City have closed the building and many others in the area after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Reports of the smell of gas and possible structural damage and power outages at Discover in Salt Lake City have closed the building and many others in the area after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
A first responder talks with concerned neighbors in Magna after a 5.7 earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
A first responder talks with concerned neighbors in Magna after a 5.7 earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Damage to a building in Salt Lake City is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Damage to a building in Salt Lake City is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
KSL-TV Chopper 5

Bricks that fell off a building in Magna are pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Bricks that fell of a building in Magna are pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Bricks and siding that fell the Empress Theatre in Magna is pictured after a 5.7 earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Bricks and siding that fell the Empress Theatre in Magna is pictured after a 5.7 earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
First responders look at damage to a building in Magna after a 5.7 earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
First responders look at damage to a building in Magna after a 5.7 earthquake hit early Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Damage to the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Damage to the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
The Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands with its trumpet missing after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
The Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands with its trumpet missing after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
The entrance to Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
The entrance to Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Debris from the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Debris from the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Damage to the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Damage to the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Damage to the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Damage to the entrance of Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Workers walk back into Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman after check the damage from a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Workers walk back into Silver Crest Elementary School in Herriman after checking the damage from a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
The Angel Moroni on top of the Salt Lake Temple lost his horn following earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
The Angel Moroni on top of the Salt Lake Temple lost his trumpet following an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Fallen debris is seen at a building at 500 South and 400 West in Salt Lake City after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Fallen debris is seen at a building at 500 South and 400 West in Salt Lake City after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
The Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands with its trumpet missing after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
The Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands with its trumpet missing after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
KSL-TV
Michelle Ugald, center, talks with her mother, Silvia Rodriguez, outside Rodriguez’s mobile home after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Michelle Ugald, center, talks with her mother, Silvia Rodriguez, outside Rodriguez’s mobile home after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Candy Whisler hugs her scared dog Athena and grandson Paris Whisler after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Candy Whisler hugs her scared dog Athena and grandson Paris Whisler after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Israel Garcia is forced to exit his mobile home from a window after it was damaged in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Israel Garcia is forced to exit his mobile home from a window after it was damaged in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Damage to a mobile home at Western Estates is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Damage to a mobile home at Western Estates is pictured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Mike Frampton of City Glass measures a broken window of the Maverik Base Camp building on 185 South State Street after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Mike Frampton of City Glass measures a broken window of the Maverik Base Camp building on 185 South State Street after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Broken glass is cleaned up at the Maverik Base Camp building on 185 South State Street after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Broken glass is cleaned up at the Maverik Base Camp building on 185 South State Street after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Passersby look at the broken glass at the Maverik Base Camp building on 185 South State Street after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Passersby look at the broken glass at the Maverik Base Camp building on 185 South State Street after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News