In the USA, an earthquake measuring nearly 6 points: people ran out of their houses

Wednesday night in Utah has occurred earthquake by force 5,7 points, according to the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey).

About 73,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in salt lake city, some people fled from their homes into the street when ware fell from the shelves and paintings off the walls. Flights at the international airport in salt lake city stopped, and the control tower and the halls were evacuated. The earthquake also led to the tram to salt lake city and suburbs.

Residents of Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada said that also felt the earthquake.

In downtown salt lake city the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints received minor injuries. Utah Governor Gary Herbert warned the people to stay away from downtown salt lake city, while workers check the damage.

According to the official representative of the emergency management Utah Joe Daugherty, messages on victims did not arrive.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located near Magna, southwest of salt lake city.

About 2.76 million people felt the earthquake. Residents said that their homes were shaking for 10-15 seconds.

According to representatives of emergency management Utah, it was the strongest earthquake in the state since 1992 (then force of tremors has reached 5.9 points).

The USGS reported that in the area of earthquakes of 5 or higher occur about every 10 years, earthquakes of magnitude 6 and above – approximately every 50 years.