A 5.7-magnitude earthquake barrel Salt Lake town, Utah, early Wednesday morning, knock out power to tens of thousands of households and businesses, shuttering the area's field, and disrupting some government efforts to reply to the coronavirus pandemic.
The quake stricken regarding four miles northeast of Magna, Utah, that is fifteen miles west of Salt Lake town, simply when seven a.m. local time. a minimum of twenty aftershocks followed, starting from magnitude two.5 to 3.9, the U.S. geologic Survey according.
The state's Department of Emergency Management same aftershocks were possible to continue throughout the day. The initial quake, the state's largest since 1992, was felt from Logan to Riverton, that area unit regarding one hundred miles apart.
the facility has been knocked get in some areas," the department same.
Rocky Mountain Power same regarding fifty five,000 customers lost power, which it absolutely was operating to "restore power as shortly as doable."
The Salt Lake town administrative district same Wednesday morning that thanks to the earthquake it cannot offer meals, food boxes and computers it's been provision to families whereas colleges area unit shuttered thanks to the coronavirus occurrence.
Following the quake, the Salt Lake town International field stop working. "The Federal Aviation Agency tower, terminals and concourses are exhausted," same a tweet from the field.
All trains on the Salt Lake Valley's lightweight rail system, TRAX, conjointly came to a halt and force into the closest station, consistent with the state's transit authority.
The Mormon State Department of Transportation same crews were checking roads for any harm. "So way there does not seem to be any, however we're checking everything out, specifically our bridges," the agency same during a tweet.
Salt Lake town civil authority Erin Mendenhal distinguished that the quake's temporal arrangement was particularly dangerous in lightweight of disruptions already caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I understand the final thing we want at once is AN earthquake, however here we tend to area unit," she wrote during a tweet.