Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 1 mi northeast of Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA, on Wednesday, 5 September 1962 at 16:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 7 km depth
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.72°N / 112.09°W (Salt Lake, Utah, United States)
Nearest volcano: Fumarole Butte (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Magna (Salt Lake County) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) WNW of West Valley City (pop: 136,200) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NW of Kearns (Salt Lake County) (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Taylorsville (pop: 60,500) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Salt Lake City (pop: 192,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NW of West Jordan (pop: 111,900) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Murray (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) W of Millcreek (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NW of South Jordan (pop: 66,600) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NW of Sandy (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||7 km||Wasatch Front Urban Corridor, Utah (USA)||USGS|
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