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5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Salt Lake City – the largest hit in 28 YEARS

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Salt Lake City – the largest hit in 28 YEARS

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook the Salt Lake City area in early Wednesday, shutting off power to some homes and stalling the light rail system.

The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City and an estimated 2.76 million felt the earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Most residents felt their home shaking for 10 to 15 seconds.

Earthquake: The largest earthquake to hit Salt Lake City in 28 years happened this morning and recorded 5.7 on the Richter scale

Earthquake: The largest earthquake to hit Salt Lake City in 28 years happened this morning and recorded 5.7 on the Richter scale

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