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Utahns react to 5.7 magnitude earthquake 6 months after it hit Magna

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Utahns react to 5.7 magnitude earthquake 6 months after it hit Magna (Photo: KUTV)

It has been six months since the 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Magna area.

The Utah Division of Emergency Management collected the reactions from Utahns and put a summary together of those experiences in a blog.

The earthquake was widely felt throughout the Wasatch Front area of north-central Utah. 2News was on the air when the shake caused morning Anchor Ron Bird to exclaim, "It's a freakin' earthquake."

The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks, including 20 of magnitude 3.0 or larger during the first hour after the 5.7 and two of magnitude 4.0 or larger.

The largest aftershock was a 4.6 magnitude event that occurred at 7:14 a.m. and again at approximately 1:15 p.m.

2News viewers submitted their photos and video of their experiences here and below.

The state of Utah's blog reported a diversity of reactions shared on social media. The number of social media posts that speculated what the quake was ranged from 103 users thinking the cause was from heavy equipment to 12 social media posts guessing it was an explosion.

What people thought the earthquake was

Truck/Heavy Equipment/Airplane - 103

Knew what is was - 65

Husband/Family/Neighbor - 45

Wind/Other Natural Disaster - 45

Explosion - 12

Pet - 12

No Idea What Was Happening - 7

Dreaming - 6

Supernatural (Ghosts, Demons) - 6

Falling Tree - 4

Health Problem - 4

Other - 27




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