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2.2 earthquake reported out of West Valley City



WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A 2.2 earthquake was reported out of West Valley City early Sunday morning.

According to the University of Utah Seismograph Station, on February 21, West Valley City experienced the small rumble at approximately 6:01 a.m.

Residents in the area reported being able to feel the quake that was reported to be 9.7 km in depth and 5 km NNW of the city.

That earthquake rattled the Wasatch Front and managed to knock out power for tens of thousands and also closed the Salt Lake City airport.

The epicenter of the shock was located in the northwestern Salt Lake Valley about 3 miles north of Magna.

The earthquake was widely felt throughout the Wasatch Front area of north-central Utah. It was followed by more than 90 aftershocks. The largest aftershock reported was a magnitude 4.6 quake.

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