Utah Earthquake: 4.17

MAGNA — A 4.17 magnitude aftershock shook Utahns Tuesday night just before 9 p.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the shock occurred nine miles away from Salt Lake City and 2.8 miles northeast of Magna, the epicenter of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 18.

The USGS and the University of Utah Seismograph Stations reminded Utahns on social media that aftershocks from the Magna earthquake are normal, even almost a month later.
“The aftershocks are ongoing and this is normal,” according to the University of Utah seismograph stations’ Twitter account.

The Utah Division of Emergency Management said Tuesday’s aftershock serves as a reminder of the Great Utah ShakeOut annual statewide earthquake drill, planned for Thursday.

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