According tomedia reports, local time on the morning of March 18, the Salt Lake City area of the United States, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake, the incident caused tens of thousands of local homes and businesses to lose power, and because staff need to check the runway so that Salt Lake City International Airport will return flights to other places.
It is reported that The last time Utah suffered such an earthquake was in 1992. That year, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the state, not in the Salt Lake City area. It was not immediately clear whether the quake caused any casualties.
The quake cut power to at least 47,000 customers in the Salt Lake City area, CNN reported. Workers are still repairing the power lines that were knocked down, and rescuers have been sent to the Salt Lake City area to work out a rescue route. In response, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert ordered citizens to avoid the area. “When staff assess losses, stay away from the city center,” Herbert tweeted, “unless you work in public safety or you are an important worker, stay at home or telecommute.” “
The Utah Emergency Management Agency followed up with preliminary reports of the quake and warned of the possibility of aftershocks. Aftershocks are usually much less powerful than an earthquake, but can still cause structural damage.
The group also published maps of the worst-hit areas. As you can see, the center looks very close to the city and radiates outwards to the surrounding area.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall also tweeted a reminder on Twitter — “I know the last thing we need now is an earthquake, but we’re in there right now, and it sounds like aftershocks are likely to happen.” The city government is evaluating the situation and I’ll let you know as soon as you have the latest news. Be aware of safety. “