EARTHQUAKES

Magnitude 2.8 Aftershock Reported Near Magna

Apr 17, 2020, 6:30 PM | Updated: 6:50 pm

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake aftershock was reported near Magna Friday evening....

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake aftershock was reported near Magna Friday evening.

MAGNA, Utah – A magnitude 2.8 aftershock was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey near Magna.

The aftershock was first recorded as a magnitude 2.9 earthquake Friday evening.

This was the sixth aftershock above magnitude 2.0 in the area over the last five days, including two magnitude 4.2 aftershocks that rattled most of Salt Lake County on Tuesday and Thursday.

Over 1,250 aftershocks have been recorded since March 18’s magnitude 5.7 mainshock.

“The aftershock activity is expected to continue for at least several more weeks, but with the rate continuing to decrease with time,” officials with the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said.

Keith Koper, director of the University Of Utah Seismograph Stations, said more aftershocks were expected after Tuesday’s magnitude 4.2 aftershock.

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was also reported in Beaver County on Friday.


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Magnitude 2.8 Aftershock Reported Near Magna