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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:31 am (GMT -6) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:31 am (GMT -6) Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:31 am (GMT -6)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 11 km depth

24 May 12:35 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
24 May 13:27: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 24, 2022 12:31:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:31 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.1
Depth11.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.73117°N / 112.06733°W (Utah, United States)
Antipode40.731°S / 67.933°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBlack Rock Desert (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) NW of West Valley City (pop: 136,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) NW of Kearns (Salt Lake County) (pop: 35,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) WNW of Taylorsville (pop: 60,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Salt Lake City (pop: 192,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) WNW of Millcreek (pop: 62,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) NW of West Jordan (pop: 111,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) NW of Sandy (pop: 87,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) NNW of South Jordan (pop: 66,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 8.8°C (48 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.111 kmNear Salt Lake City, Utah, USAUSGS
2.111 kmWASATCH FRONT URBAN AREA, UTAHEMSC
2.111 kmUtahRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (15)

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Kearns, Salt Lake, Utah (7.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I felt a little shake that was very short. I was laying down on my phone upstairs and felt something.  
Magna Utah (3.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Heard the sound then felt the shake. House and ceiling creaked with movement. Dog came to my room from bedroom. Magna Utah 84044  
West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah (4.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
3634 S 5450 W. West Valley City, UT 84120 (5.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : In bed. Felt the rumble. Partner sitting up watching tv in other room. He felt it also.  
WEST VALLEY CITY (4.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : I felt it a little but mostly heard it  
Magna Utah (4.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Shook house  
West Valley City (3.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
West Valley City utah (3.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : House briefly shook while I was upstairs  
Magna ut (4.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : 1 to 2 seconds rattling  
West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah (6.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very quick, lightly rattled my shelving  
West Valley City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Bathroom getting ready for work / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Was a quick jolt  
6186 west 3100 south / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Heard rumbling, moved the chair I was sitting in.. I guess a 2-3 quake.  
Magna utah / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Small bump mostly loud noise  
West Valley City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
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