- Utah Earthquake Scale 5.7
- Corona19 Public Health Center suspended
- 100,000 people cannot use electricity
- Salt Lake Temple earthquake damage
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred near Salt Lake City, Utah, at 7: 9 am on the 18th.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said an earthquake occurred 10 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah has an earthquake of 5.0 or more every 10 years.
This is the strongest earthquake since the magnitude 5.7 earthquake in 1992.
Earthquake damage coronavirus public health center suspended
The public health laboratory building was suspended due to earthquake damage.
Also, the hotline call for corona19 information was dropped.
The Ministry of Health evaluated the laboratory and said that “if it was safe,” the test would resum
The earthquake did not damage the coronavirus samples or laboratory equipment.
Utah Earthquake Suspends Power
Immediately after the earthquake, 73,000 to 100,000 customers are not using electricity, Rocky Mountain Power reported.
The airport also suffered earthquake damage.
The flight to Utah is back due to a runway check at Salt Lake International Airport.
“While evaluating major building damage, residents should avoid downtown areas,” Governor Kerry Herbert said. “If you’re not a public safety worker or mandatory worker, stay home or work remotely.”
Mayor Erin Mendonhall of Salt Lake City said, “We are looking at the earthquake damage in the city, and we will deliver any new information. Stay safe. ”
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The angel statue of the Salt Lake Temple trumpet fell.
The earthquake caused the trumpet of the Angel Moroni statue to fall.
“The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple’s smaller spire stones,” said Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the church.
Woodruff said the earthquake did not hurt the workers.
He added that the Salt Lake Temple was closed to the public during the earthquake upgrade.
The fallen trumpet appears to have landed on the roof of the temple near the bottom of the spire.