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Another aftershock, 2.9 magnitude, hits Wasatch Front

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Mar. 23, 2020 at 8:43 a.m. | Posted - Mar. 23, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Another aftershock, this time measuring 2.9 in magnitude, hit the Wasatch Front this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck about 8:12 a.m. Monday just northeast of Magna, in the same area where dozens of aftershocks have hit since last Wednesday’s initial 5.7 magnitude earthquake. The Monday quake was originally registered at 3.1 then updated to 2.9.

Monday morning’s aftershock is the third to hit over the last 24 hours, according to the USGS. One of those three was a 3.9 magnitude aftershock that struck Sunday evening.

Aftershocks may still strike weeks after an initial earthquake, according to the Utah Division of Emergency Management.

The division added on Twitter that many aftershocks after the first earthquake is normal and does not mean that a larger or stronger earthquake is coming. In 95% of earthquake scenarios, the first quake in a series is the strongest.

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