Minor earthquake near Salt Lake City, Utah - February 23, 2019

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Update 08:39 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 3.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-02-23 09:31:10

Depth (Hypocenter) : 9 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Bluffdale, Utah Feb 23 09:31 3.1 9 MAP
EMSC Wasatch Front Urban Area, Utah Feb 23 09:31 3.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Midvale - Maybe 3 seconds
  • Highland, ut - I live near bluffdale, utah. It was a similar jerking motion as before. It happened about 2:25 am
  • Sandy - Lasted for two seconds. No property damaged. Earthquake originated from Bluffdale.
  • Utah., utah - Very weak shaking
  • Draper, UT - Light shaking
  • Draper, UT - Laying in bed, heard rumble & felt shaking which lasted about 3 seconds. No damage that I can determine at this time.
  • South Jordan utah - Moderate shaking
  • South Jordan - Weak shaking
  • Midvale - Weak shaking
  • Herriman - Light shaking
  • Sandy, Utah - Just felt another quick earthquake that woke me up from a deep sleep.
  • Riverton - I was alseep and it startled me awake, and lasted about 3 seconds.
  • Riverton - Two seconds.
  • Cedar Fort Utah - 3 seconds no damage
  • Herriman - Light shaking
  • Lehi - It wakes us up because of the noise and shaking and it was like 3-5 seconds
  • Lehi - 5 second shaking woke me up felt like someone was shaking the couch
  • Lehi - 2 30 AM sleeping and the house is rattling for a couple seconds. I think this is the 4th one I have felt in a week.
  • Riverton - No damage - lasted 3-4 seconds.
  • Herriman - Approx. 10-15 seconds of shaking with a boom-like noise. No noticeable damage.
  • Herriman, Utah - 3 seconds,loud rumble,mild shake
  • Draper - This was the strongest of the four total quakes I have felt. no damage but definitely scary. 15 minutes ago, now waiting for the next one and packing a bug out bag
  • Draper - Lasted 3-4 seconds
  • Highland - Shook for about 5 seconds. The sound was loud and left some my wall-art rattling. Super scary especially at 2:32 AM.
  • west jordan - was doing some research on my computer around 2:30am and my desk and floor starting shaking for about 2 seconds
  • South Jordan - There was a loud roar and a slip jerk movement
  • Herriman - It felt like my toddler was jumping in my bed or my husband was kicking the covers around.
  • West Jordan - Woke up from a dead sleep...it sounded like a bomb went off, it shook the house pretty bad. It still feels like it's going on but I dont know if it's just me shaking so bad from the first scare. Even my dogs are scared :
  • Sandy - (Felt initial ‘hit’ and vibrations seemed to last for a while, like about 10-15 seconds at least. I was wondering if it would stop. This is the 5th earthquake I’ve felt here this month! The reports say it was a 3.1.
  • Draper - Woke up to go to the bathroom and then all a sudden the house started shaking. Scared me to death because it didn’t register what was going on right away because I just woke up right before the quake... but it only lasted a couple seconds, and was pretty loud!
  • Millcreeek, Utah - I was lying in bed at about 2:30 a.m. and I felt a light shaking. It lasted about a second and a half.
  • Draper - Ugh... woken up by room shaking and windows rattling 4-5 seconds. Could feel tiny bit of vibration for at least 30-45 seconds straight afterwards.
  • Midvale - Woke me up. Felt like someone slammed a door really hard.
  • Cottonwood heights utah - Woke me outta my sleep on third floor apt
  • Murray - Woke up because I thought someone hit my house it shook for about 8 seconds!
  • Lehi,ut - At 2:31 am in Lehi felt shaking
  • Murray - It was one big vibration that lasted about 30 seconds my house was shaking, I was so startled i live on a busy residential road I really thought someone hit my house went outside to check and realized it was a earthquake!
  • Sandy - Light shaking felt like the waves were different this time. Seemed to "roll" longer this time. It felt like it was 8-10 seconds but hard to judge. Plus it woke me up. I don't know how long it was going before. Then I was wondering if it really was another Earthquake.
  • West Jordan - felt like a wave...bed was shaking lasted a few seconds...
  • Midvale - I was still awake with the light on. It felt like someone jumped on the bed , like a heavy child or a big dog, neither of which are in my house. Wierd!
  • Midvale - Weak shaking
  • Draper - Shaking 3 seconds or less. Most in the building felt it but many did not notice it.
  • Midvale - Very weak shaking
  • West Jordan - Was laying in bed and heard things shaking. Didn't really feel the bed move.
  • Murray - It lasted five seconds i think
  • Riverton - It lasted longer than the earlier ones this month, closer to ten seconds as it tailed off.
  • South Jordan, Utah - I was asleep and was woken up by the shake and rattle of some items on my desk. It lasted a couple of seconds. I looked at my phone to see the time and it sat 2am and I can’t remember the minutes, just the hour.
  • Draper - I FELT A MOVEMENT AND RUMBLING... SIMILAR TO THE LAST ONE.
  • South Jordan - 3 to 5 seconds of moderate shaking and it sounded like a road grader was passing by the house. It woke me up. I checked the time is was 2:30 am MST. No damage occurred and nothing fell of any shelves. Very greatful!
  • Murray - House shook slightly- sounded like someone was upstairs moving stuff but no one was up there. My cats woke up, surprised by the noise.
  • Bluffdale - Lasted about 3-5 sec but enough to wake me up.
  • South Jordan - Loud boom that woke us up, then the bed was shaking for 15 - 20 seconds.
  • South Jordan - Weak shaking
  • Draper - Stemmed like about 5 seconds
  • Saratoga Springs - Around 2:25 in the morning I had woke up and gotten up, then went to bed again and it started shaking lightly just for about 3 seconds.
  • Sandy - 5seconds+woke me up and I thought “ did the ground just shake?” I swear I heard the dogs metal crates in our room shake which I think is what actually woke me up
  • Taylorsville - Felt like a large truck was driving by causing my house to shake.
  • Sandy - Lasted 2 seconds, woke me up, the whole house shook and a loud noise at 02:32AM Local time.
  • South Jordan - There was a sudden jolt a 2:30 AM. You could hear the house move more than you could feel it. Lasted on second. I thought at first it was a gust of of wind.
  • South Jordan - Woke me up around 2:30 AM.
  • Draper - Woke me up at 2:30 am.
  • Draper, UT - Very weak shaking
  • Draper - Short shaking for 5 to 10i seconds. Brought back memories of the drmolition of the Historic Cottonwood Mall.
  • South jordan - Woke me up,2:32 am. window next to bed shaking. 2 to 3 seconds. Didn’t hear or feel anything rest of night.
  • Draper - About 2:30 or 3a.m. didnt hear this one and felt the whole building rattle for about 10 seconds, enough to wake me and my husband up. Lasted longer than the previous 3.7 one, but wasn't as scary. Still very nerve racking.
  • Taylorsville - Was startled awake felt like something hit the house. Early in morning 2 30 am. A large truck. Lasted few seconds. Maybe less than 30 seconds.
  • SOUTH JORDAN - More like a shake, with a loud smack as the house rattled. very quick.
  • Sandy - Woke me up at around 2:30 A.M. I felt shaking for maybe 15-20 seconds, my whole house shook, I did not hear any sounds other than a shaking ceiling fan.
  • Riverton - Moderate shaking
  • South Jordan, UT - A brief (several seconds) jolt, like someone grabbed my couch and shook it for a few seconds. No damage, didn't even rattle things on shelves.
  • riverton - No damage. Maybe 5-6 seconds.
  • Sandy - My entire tire of scrapbook paper crashed to the ground. Have pics... I wasn’t home
  • Murray, utah - I thought something landed on the roof of the building -townhomes - Rattled the mirrors

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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