5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes near Salt Lake City

(SALT LAKE CITY) — A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

This was the state’s largest earthquake since 1992, according to Utah Emergency Management.

The quake was reported shortly after 7 a.m. local time.

Just felt the first earthquake of my life. That was crazy. pic.twitter.com/aWew7EOrIt

— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) March 18, 2020

ESPN reporter Holly Rowe tweeted that she was “just shaken out of sound sleep by 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City.”

“We are all safe,” Rowe tweeted. “Please Pray for no further aftershocks. Please pray for all of us.”

Just shaken out of sound sleep by 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City. We are all safe. Please Pray for no further aftershocks. Please pray for all of us.

— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) March 18, 2020

Kierra Dotson, digital news manager at ABC Salt Lake affiliate KTVX, tweeted that she was at the airport when the quake hit.

Dotson noted that she didn’t see any injuries or damage but that she was feeling aftershocks.
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Power has been knocked out to over 34,000 customers.

Abby Huntsman, former co-host of ABC’s “The View,” tweeted, Just experienced my first earthquake in Utah…I hope everyone is ok. Jeez, as if we needed more to make us unsettled these days.”

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall tweeted, amid the coronavirus outbreak, “I know the last thing we need right now is an earthquake.”

“But here we are, and it sounds like aftershocks are likely,” she tweeted. “The City is assessing the situation now and I’ll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe.”

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