Skip to main content

Magna, Utah Earthquake: Buildings damaged, dozens of aftershocks recorded

Magna_Utah_earthquake_epicenter_map
Magna, Utah earthquake epicenter map (USGS)
March 18, 2020: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States today, with an epicenter located 6 km north-northeast of Magna, Utah.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake today in Magna, Utah occurred at 11.9 km depth.

Over than 50 aftershocks have been recorded within two hours of the main earthquake.

The earthquake caused power outages near Salt Lake City International Airport. The control tower was immediately evacuated and passengers in terminals were moved onto buses.

Utah Emergency Management said that no serious damage is expected from the Magna earthquake. The minor damage has been occurred to historic Rio Grande Depot and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral. Also dozens of mobiles homes have been damaged in West Valley City.

The earthquake took place during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States.The earthquake also disrupted some of the government work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the USGS, the March 18, 2020 M5.7 earthquake north of Magna, Utah (just west of Salt Lake City) occurred as the result of normal faulting in the shallow crust of the North America plate. This earthquake is located in the Intermountain seismic belt, a prominent north-south-trending zone of recorded seismicity in the Intermountain West, including the Wasatch Front urban corridor. 

The tremor was reportedly felt as far away as Wyoming and southern Idaho.

The current earthquake is the state's strongest earthquake since the 1992 St. George earthquake, and the strongest to occur near Salt Lake City since 1962.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Flooding in Mauritius capital Port Louis: 11 killed

Recent flash flooding in Mauritius has claimed at least eleven lives. About 152 mm rainfall has been recorded in Port Louis within three hours. DR: If you are from the Mauritius area or have further news related to flash flooding in Mauritius. Please send any news, photo or video at: disaster-report(at)hotmail.com or use the comment box below to share your thoughts. Thanks Updates below You can also f ollow this event @ F acebook ( Disaster Report ), T witter ( Disaster_Update ) and Google +( Disaster Report ) Update 04:45 UTC -Water supply is currently disrupted in the Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. -Still one person from Grand Gaube, northern Mauritius is reported to be missing. Related post: Cyclone Imelda in Mauritius Grand Gaube Update 2013/04/01; 02:00 UTC One more body is reported to be found. If the report is true, death toll would be 12. However have to wait for the official message. Below is the photo of six victims of the Mauritius flood (Source

The tremors of the earthquake were felt at intervals of 15 seconds (Answer)

Q: The tremors of earthquake were felt at intervals of 15 seconds. The first tremor was felt at 8:54:57 and last tremor was felt at 10:45:12. How many times were the tremors felt? A: The answer is 441 Difference of times = 10:45:12 - 8:54:57 = 9:104:72 - 8:54:57 = 1:50 :15 = 3600 + 3000 + 15 = 6615 seconds. Now, 6615/15 = 441 Still confused? Kindly, drop your query in the comment section below.

Flooding and landslides kill two in Santa Catarina, Brazil

January 26, 2021: Flooding and landslides have claimed lives of at least two people in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Around 70 people were evacuated from the Lagoa da Conceicao area after floodwater damaged at least 35 homes. More than 2,000 people have been affected by flooding in Guabiruba, Itajai Valley. According to the Civil Defense, 86 mm of rainfall was recorded in a 3-hour period.

Flood hits Mauritius today; torrential rain warning issued

A torrential rain warning is in effect in Mauritius as widespread flooding have been reported in Island. According to Mauritius Met Service, Pointe aux canonniers saw the highest rainfall of 86 mm between 07:00 to 09:00 am this morning. Heavy downpours have also been reported in Nouvelle Decouverte, Mon Loisir Rouillard, Queen Victiria, Domaine les Pailles, Champs de Mars, Bagatelle dam, Vacoas and Beau Bassin.

How can we prepare for natural disasters? – Best ways

It's important to know how we can prepare for natural disasters with proper emergency preparedness plan for less natural disasters damage. We have developed several natural disasters early warning system which provides warnings of natural disasters before they impact people and property. However, in spite of all the capabilities for advance warnings, we are still quite poor at preparing for these natural disasters. By 2015, on average over 375 million people per year are likely to be affected by natural disasters. This is over 50% more than have been affected in an average year during the last decades,  a 2009 Oxfam report has mentioned forecasting the natural disasters 2015 statistics . But there are many things we can do before a natural disaster strikes to prepare ourselves. We should know what our risks are and prepare to protect ourselves, our family and community. Below are three important ways as how can we prepare for natural disasters. Register for Nat