Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 4 Km NE of Magna, Utah, USA, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.17 pm (GMT -7) -

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake  - 4 Km NE of Magna, Utah, USA, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.17 pm (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Nov 22:27 UTC: First to report: USGS after 10 minutes.
18 Nov 22:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.1 to 10.2 km (from 5 to 6.3 mi).
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Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 10:17:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.17 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 10.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.7285°N / 112.06033°W (Utah, United States)
Nearest volcano: Black Rock Desert (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NE of Magna (Salt Lake County) (pop: 26,500)
6 km (4 mi) NW of West Valley City (Salt Lake County) (pop: 136,200)
15 km (9 mi) SW of Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County) (pop: 192,700)
17 km (10 mi) NW of West Jordan (Salt Lake County) (pop: 111,900)
23 km (15 mi) SW of Bountiful (Davis County) (pop: 43,800)
24 km (15 mi) N of Herriman (Salt Lake County) (pop: 30,800)
24 km (15 mi) NW of Cottonwood Heights (Salt Lake County) (pop: 34,300)
28 km (17 mi) NW of Draper (Salt Lake County) (pop: 46,800)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 14.2°C (58 F), humidity: 36%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from N
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.510.2 km4 Km NE of Magna, Utah, USAUSGS
M 2.57 kmWASATCH FRONT URBAN AREA, UTAH, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (13)

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At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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2.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt single impact and could hear the house reverberate. Like a sonic boom only from the ground not the air. Located very close to epicenter. | One user found this interesting.
4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Estaba dormido y sentí que se movio mi vama y vibraron las paredes de mi cuarto | 2 users found this interesting.
West Valley City, Utah / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : i was standing in the kitchen, on the ground level, the floor rolled and vibrated under me first, then i heard the vibrating and shaking at the same time as my mom across the house (she was sitting). it lasted about as long as 2 large trucks going by shaking the house.
East Cottonwood heights/Sandy off of Wasatch Blvd. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : On second floor of house. Felt the ground sway a little and thought about another earthquake but didn't actually register it as one until I found out later that a minor quake had occurred earlier in the day.
Kearns (9.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Small shake, but shook my whole house
Salt Lake City (12 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
4385 so 6000west west valley / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : West Valley
west valley city utah / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Magna 7200 west 3100 south / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Scared the crap out of me. I was sitting at my desk and the windows above me started shaking
MAGNA, UTAH / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Magna UT / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : It was pretty strong. Felt whole building shake/wobble
Taylorsville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Light shaking. Barley felt it outside raking leaves
West Valley City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
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