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5.7 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS SLC

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City Wednesday morning, knocking out power to tens of thousands and prompting the governor to urge people to stay away from the capital’s downtown.

The quake was centered about 10 miles west of Salt Lake City and very near the city of Magna, starting at 7:09 a.m. MT, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake comes as Utah residents, like people across the world, are adjusting to changes brought by the coronavirus pandemic, including canceling schools and limiting mass gatherings.

 

 

 

Here are some tips and procedures during earthquakes and power outages:

https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes

https://www.rockymountainpower.net/outages-safety.html

https://www.utah.gov/beready/family/earthquake.html

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  • Porter Larsen is in his fifth year with ESPN700, covering the Utah Jazz and University of Utah Athletics on-air, online and on the sidelines. Larsen is the Executive Producer of The Drive as well as the host of Utes Game Day and After the Whistle on ESPN700. Before 700, Porter served as the voice of DSU athletics on X91.3fm and CECTV broadcasts as well as beat writing for the Sun News in St. George, Utah.

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