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Utah hit with 5.7-magnitude quake, inbound flights from Salt Lake City diverted

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 18, 2020
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it had evacuated the air control tower at Salt Lake City International Airport and halted flights after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake was reported nearby.
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Published on March 18, 2020 -  01:10
Thousands Without Power After 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake in Utah
Thousands Without Power After 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake in Utah According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake rocked the city of Magna near Salt Lake City Wednesday morning. The damage has led to widespread power loss and has also caused the state's public health lab to put their work on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. Flights have also been canceled, postponed or diverted. According to Gov. Gary Herbert, the state's coronavirus hotline was also down after the earthquake. Gov. Gary Herbert, via Twitter Gov. Gary Herbert, via Twitter According to the USGS, a handful of aftershocks were recorded within 20 minutes after the quake. Rocky Mountain Power says more than 47,000 customers in the area were without power.

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