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.
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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.