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2.4-magnitude aftershock reported several months after Magna earthquake

Posted at 12:53 AM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 02:56:33-04

MAGNA, Utah — Nearly seven months after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley near Magna, another aftershock was felt late Friday night.

At 11:18 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.4-magnitude quake in the same area.

However, the occurrence of yet another aftershock is nothing to worry about, even so long after the initial earthquake.

"It’s not unheard of to have small aftershocks even after almost 7 months," the Utah Division of Emergency Management tweeted shortly afterward. "You can go back to bed now if you felt that magnitude 2.4 a few minutes ago. Chances are most didn’t notice it though."

Several FOX 13 viewers reported feeling it, some even being woken up.