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Utah earthquake: Thousands left without power after quake hits amid coronavirus

March 18, 2020
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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Utah has knocked out power to tens of thousands of households amidst the coronavirus crisis.” data-reactid=”17″>A 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Utah has knocked out power to tens of thousands of households amidst the coronavirus crisis.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="According to CNN, the earthquake hit 10 miles north of Salt Lake City and is the state’s most powerful quake since 1992.” data-reactid=”18″>According to CNN, the earthquake hit 10 miles north of Salt Lake City and is the state’s most powerful quake since 1992.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="More than 47,000 people in the area were without power after the quake, reports said.” data-reactid=”19″>More than 47,000 people in the area were without power after the quake, reports said.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The moderate earthquake comes as Utah, along with every other state in the US, struggles to grapple with the impact of the novel coronavirus in the country.” data-reactid=”20″>The moderate earthquake comes as Utah, along with every other state in the US, struggles to grapple with the impact of the novel coronavirus in the country.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The virus has now been detected in all 50 US states.” data-reactid=”21″>The virus has now been detected in all 50 US states.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""I know the last thing we need right now is an earthquake, but here we are, and it sounds like aftershocks are likely," Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said on Twitter.” data-reactid=”22″>“I know the last thing we need right now is an earthquake, but here we are, and it sounds like aftershocks are likely,” Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said on Twitter.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""The city is assessing the situation now and I’ll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe," Mr Mendenhall said.” data-reactid=”23″>“The city is assessing the situation now and I’ll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe,” Mr Mendenhall said.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The governor has urged people to stay away from the capital’s downtown area.” data-reactid=”24″>The governor has urged people to stay away from the capital’s downtown area.

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