Utah Emergency Management Shares How To Stop The Spread Of Misinformation

Moments after the 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit in Magna Wednesday, rumors spread throughout Twitter that a second, higher magnitude earthquake was expected. Some tweets claimed sources like FEMA and the University of Utah seismology department had confirmed the predictions and added that Utahns should fill their cars with gas. Later Wednesday morning, Utah Emergency Management tweeted a statement correcting […]

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160 Aftershocks In Utah Since The Magna 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

There have been a total of 160 aftershocks since a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the Salt Lake Valley, according to University of Utah Seismograph Stations. There can be hundreds, even thousands of aftershocks after an earthquake. The number typically depends on the quake’s magnitude. You can see earthquake damage photos in our gallery above. Three of those aftershocks were 4.0 […]

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