SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.2 earthquake just a few miles northeast of Tooele on Saturday night.
While no immediate damage was reported, it certainly shook quite a few homes.
“It’s scary. I’m glad it was just a minor one,” said Melody Addis, who lives in Erda.
As she and her kids were heading to bed Saturday night, they felt a jolt.
“All of a sudden we just feel this major shaking going on,” said 13-year-old Branden Addis.
According to data from seismic monitors, their home was in the community closest to the epicenter of the quake, which is why they felt so much movement.
“It was really light. It just happened to be in an area where a lot of people live,” said Keith Koper, a seismologist at the University of Utah.
While the quake did not register high on the Richter scale, it was still fairly significant in Koper’s eyes.