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Pair of aftershocks rattle Northern Utah

One measured 3.2 magnitude, another 3.0
Posted: 10:46 AM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 14:02:43-04
Pair of aftershocks hit Thursday morning.

SALT LAKE CITY — Two significant aftershocks were felt in the Salt Lake Valley and beyond Thursday morning.

According to the Utah Seismograph Stations at the University of Utah, a magnitude 3.24 aftershock hit at 10:12 a.m. and was centered approximately 6 kilometers west of Salt Lake City.

It was followed by a 3.0 aftershock at 10:21 a.m.

This morning’s aftershocks are occurring in a slightly different location from most of the previous aftershocks. Today's quakes are located about 2-3 miles farther east and are about 2-3 miles shallower. They are very near the airport.

They are among hundreds of aftershocks to hit the area since last week's magnitude 5.7 earthquake centered in Magna.

"Just as a reminder, it has only been a week since the 5.7 quake in Magna," Utah's Divison of Emergency Management tweeted. "We have been expecting aftershocks that could be felt. They will likely continue for days."

"This morning’s aftershocks are occurring in a slightly different location from most of the previous aftershocks," University of Utah seismologists said. "Today's quakes are located about 2-3 miles farther east and are about 2-3 miles shallower. They are very near the airport."

Thursday morning aftershocks