EARTHQUAKE

Magna Declares State Of Emergency After Earthquake

Mar 18, 2020, 1:30 PM | Updated: 2:56 pm

MAGNA, Utah – Magna Mayor pro-tempore Trish Hull declared a state of emergency following Wednesday’s earthquake.

Hull made the declaration in Mayor Dan Peay’s stead, who was on vacation at the time of the earthquake. He cut the vacation short and was on his way back to Magna Wednesday, the Deseret News reports. 

The declaration came several hours after the magnitude 5.7 earthquake, the epicenter of which was located near the city.

KSL news specialist Dan Rascon was in Magna, speaking to residents about the damage. Many residences in one mobile home park were deemed “unsafe,” and the families were not allowed to re-enter them.

The KSL crew captured images residents gathered outside of homes that had been knocked off their foundations. One single mother described the scene she walked into when she came home after the earthquake: her home was a disaster, and her newly-purchased groceries were all but ruined.

Magna also declared a state of emergency Monday in response to the COVID-19 threat.

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