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Salt Lake City 5.7 Magnitude Earthquak

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook the Salt Lake City area early Wednesday, damaging the airport, knocking out power to some homes and bringing the light rail system to a halt.

The epicenter was southwest of Salt Lake City, and an estimated 2.76 million likely felt the quake.

A ground stop was issued, prohibiting planes from flying into Salt Lake International Airport.

Multiple aftershocks have been reported, and there is damage reported at the airport.

There were no initial reports of major damage to buildings or injuries.

Travelers are advised to check the status of their flight(s).