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Minor earthquake rocks Saratoga Springs, Lehi

By Cara MacDonald, KSL.com | Posted - Jan 27th, 2019 @ 8:40am



SARATOGA SPRINGS — Residents of Saratoga Springs and the surrounding areas of Utah County felt a 2.6-magnitude earthquake that hit late Saturday evening.

The earthquake hit at 11:21 p.m., according to reports from the United States Geological Survey. Magnitude 2.6 earthquakes are often felt, but typically cause very little damage. There are an estimated 30,000 minor earthquakes like this in the world per year, according to a Michigan Technology University seismology report. Still, residents of Saratoga Springs and Lehi found themselves quite startled Saturday night.

One Twitter user said about the earthquake:

Another person tweeted:

No reported damage resulted from the earthquake.

Read more about the seismic activity in Utah County Saturday night here.

Cara MacDonald

KSL Weather Forecast