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Magnitude 2.5 earthquake felt near Salt Lake City

Posted at 3:31 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 17:54:49-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A magnitude 2.5 earthquake rattled areas west of Salt Lake City on Wednesday afternoon.

The tremor at 3:17 p.m. was centered about 2.7 miles northeast of Magna and 9 miles west-southwest of Salt Lake City. The United States Geological Survey placed the epicenter just east of S 7200 West and south of West 1300 South.

A West Jordan homeowner says the earthquake was felt in the neighborhood and caused books to fall off a bookshelf.

Wednesday's earthquake comes months after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake caused heavy damage in Magna. The March 18 earthquake was Utah's largest in 28 years.

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