2020 Magna Earthquake Sequence

Updated March 10, 2021

Magna earthquakes March 18, 2020 - Feb 2021
Magna earthquakes March 18, 2020 - Feb 2021 magnitude vs Time plot
Magna earthquakes March 18, 2020 - Feb 2021 Histogram

UUSS Magna Sequence Catalog.

USGS Event Page for the Mainshock

Moment Tensor information:

UUSS Moment Tensor Solutions for the 2020 Magna Sequence

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Scientific papers related to the 2020 Mw 5.7 Magna, Utah Earthquake

  • Holt, J., K. M. Whidden, K. D. Koper, K. L. Pankow, K. Mayeda, J. C. Pechmann, B. Edwards, R. Gok, and W.R. Walter (2021). Towards robust and routine determination of Mw for small earthquakes: Application to the 2020 Mw 5.7 Magna, Utah, seismic sequenceSeism. Res. Lett., https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200320
  • Baker, B., M. Holt, K. L. Pankow, K. D. Koper, and J. Farrell (2021). Monitoring the 2020 Magna, Utah earthquake sequence with Nodal seismometers and machine learningSeism. Res. Lett.https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200316.
  • Pankow, K. L., J. Rusho, J. C. Pechmann, J. M. Hale, K. Whidden, R. Sumsion, J. Holt, M. Mesimeri, D. Wells, and K. D. Koper (2021). Responding to the Magna, Utah, earthquake sequence during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdownSeism. Res. Lett., 92, 6-16, https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200265
  • Mesimeri, M., H. Zhang, and K. L. Pankow (2020). Backprojection imaging of the 2020 Mw 5.5 Magna, Utah, earthquake using a local dense strong-motion networkSeism. Res. Lett.https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200326.
  • Pang, G., K. D. Koper, M. Mesimeri, K.L. Pankow, B. Baker, J. Farrell, J. Holt, P. Roberson, R. Burlacu, J. C. Pechmann, K. Whidden, M. M. Holt, A. Allam, and C. DuRoss (2020). Evidence for a listric Wasatch Fault from the 2020 Magna, Utah, earthquake sequenceGeophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2020GL089798. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089798.
  • Wong, I., Q. Wu, and J. C. Pechmann (2021). The 18 March 2020 M 5.7 Magna, Utah, Earthquake: Strong-Motion Data and Implications for Seismic Hazard in the Salt Lake Valley, Seismol. Res. Lett. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200323.
  • Kleber, E. J., A. P. McKean, A. I. Hiscock, M. D. Hylland, C. L. Hardwick, G. N. McDonald, Z. W. Anderson, S. D. Bowman, G. C. Willis, and B. A. Erickson (2020). Geologic Setting, Ground Effects, and Proposed Structural Model for the 18 March 2020 Mw 5.7 Magna, Utah, Earthquake, Seismol. Res. Lett. XX, https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200331.
  • Pollitz, F. F., C. W. Wicks, and J. L. Svarc (2021). Coseismic Fault Slip and Afterslip Associated with the 18 March 2020 M 5.7 Magna, Utah, Earthquake, Seismol. Res. Lett. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200312.