2.7 quake rattles parts of Salt Lake Valley

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Some people in Salt Lake County felt a small earthquake early Wednesday morning. KSL received dozens of calls from Magna, Taylorsville and West Valley City residents saying they felt the quake at about 2 a.m.

Elaine Jex lives just off of 8000 West.

"My house just started to rumble. My kids ran upstairs saying 'Mom, Mom, was that an earthquake?' and I said, 'I think so!'"

She said the pictures on her wall moved.

"It felt pretty strong. I've felt quite a few other ones, but they were pretty quick and just a little rumble. This one was pretty loud," she said.

Jex said it seemed to last about 10 to 15 seconds, but she couldn't say for sure.

"It was kind of scary when it started. I felt a little shaky when it ended," she told KSL.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations report it was a 2.7 magnitude quake that hit about 4 and a half miles north northeast of Magna.

There are no reports of damage.

The University of Utah says numerous small earthquakes have hit the area of the Salt Lake Valley where Wednesday's tremor was reported. The last reported shock that was felt in the area happened in November 2006 and had a magnitude of 2.6.


Story compiled with contributions from Mary Richards and The Associated Press.

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