4.2 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Utah

April 17, 2020

Some Utah residents felt the largest aftershock yet since the 5.7 magnitude quake hit in March, officials said.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports Tuesday night’s “light” earthquake of magnitude 4.2 was in the northwester Salt Lake Valley near the town of Magna.

The aftershock was felt in the Wasatch Front region, officials said.

There have been 1,247 aftershocks from the March 18 earthquake, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. Four others have had a magnitude of at least 4.0.

More aftershocks are expected in the coming weeks and should become less frequent, officials said.

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