Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Shakes Central Idaho
What does it mean for Utah? Learn more at earthquakes.utah.gov.
Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Utah
On the morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, northern Utah experienced a magnitude (M) 5.7 earthquake with an epicenter north of Magna, Utah. Multiple aftershocks have occurred since the initial M 5.7 earthquake. Additional aftershocks are expected to occur but with decreasing frequency over time.
Field teams of geologists from the Utah Geological Survey mobilized to look for evidence of surface fault rupture, liquefaction, lateral spread, and other geological effects from the earthquake.
Current information about the earthquake can be accessed through the digital clearinghouse web page:
For additional information on the March 18 Magna earthquake, and how you can be prepared for future earthquakes, see the following information sources:
Magna Earthquake Digital Clearinghouse
The UGS Geologic Hazards Program has put together a digital clearinghouse of photos and resources from the Magna M5.7 Earthquake. These items are available to anyone and can be freely distributed. More items will be added as our field teams continue to investigate the recent earthquakes.