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Breaking: 5.7 earthquake shakes Salt Lake City area


A 5.7 earthquake hit Utah this morning, according to news reports.

The Deseret News reports the quake hit after 7 a.m. this morning. The Utah Emergency Management says it’s the most powerful quake since a 5.9 magnitude hit the St. George area in 1992.

Aftershocks were felt across Salt Lake City, reports the News.

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A person reached by phone at the Evansville Police Department said it was felt there end described the sensation as “a lot of swaying.”

A map from the USGS shows the shake intensity and reach of an earthquake that was centered in Salt Lake County on Wednesday morning. (USGS via Twitter)

The Salt Lake City Tribune is reporting signs of damage and widespread power outages, though no building collapses. No reports of injuries have been confirmed.