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  • This Wednesday, March 18, 2020 photo shows the Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. An earthquake shook millions of people across metro Salt Lake City Wednesday, closing a major international airport hub, showering bricks onto sidewalks and damaging a spire and statue atop the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' iconic Salt Lake Temple. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

  • A man looks at the rubble after an earthquake Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken the city and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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  • An official inspects damage caused by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Magna, Utah. A moderate earthquake Wednesday near Salt Lake City shut down a major air traffic hub, damaged a spire atop a temple and frightened millions of people already on edge from the coronavirus pandemic. There were no reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

  • SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: The gold Moroni statue atop the historic Salt Lake City Mormon Temple is missing its horn after an earthquake on March 18, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday morning followed by at least 20 aftershocks ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

  • FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, the angel Moroni statue sits atop the Salt Lake City temple, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all of its worship services globally because of the spread of the new coronavirus. The decision was made hours after Utah's governor recommended limiting group gatherings in the state to no more than 100 people for at least two weeks. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

  • Members of law enforcement survey damage to a mobile home at Western Estates in Magna, Utah, after 5.7-magnitude earthquake had shaken Salt Lake City and many of its suburbs, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

  • Police officers walk pass rubble after an earthquake Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken the city and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • Construction workers looks at the rubble from a building after an earthquake Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken the city and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: A man walks by a damaged building in downtown Salt Lake City after an earthquake on March 18, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday morning followed by at least 20 aftershocks ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

  • This Wednesday, March 18, 2020 photo shows the Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. An earthquake shook millions of people across metro Salt Lake City Wednesday, closing a major international airport hub, showering bricks onto sidewalks and damaging a spire and statue atop the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' iconic Salt Lake Temple. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

  • SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Bricks hang from the side of a damaged building in downtown Salt Lake City after an earthquake on March 18, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday morning followed by at least 20 aftershocks ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

  • Fred Moesinger, owner of BTG Wine Bar and Caffe Molise in Salt Lake City, picks up bricks among debris that fell from his building after a earthquake hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken Salt Lake City and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

  • Mike Frampton, of City Glass, measures a broken window at the Maverik Base Camp building after a earthquake hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken Salt Lake City and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)

  • MAGNA, UT - MARCH 18: Siding hangs from a building that was damaged by an earthquake on March 18, 2020 in Magna, Utah. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday morning followed by at least 20 aftershocks ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

  • SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 18: Crew clean up bricks and debris that fell from a building in downtown Salt Lake City after an earthquake on March 18, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday morning followed by at least 20 aftershocks ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Salt Lake City.

The quake, at 7:09 a.m. Mountain time, was centered 10 miles west of Salt Lake’s downtown, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It was followed by 12 smaller quakes, ranging from 2.5 to 3.9, within 30 minutes.

More than 47,000 customers were without power after the quake, Rocky Mountain Power’s website reported.

Salt Lake City International Airport, 4 miles from the epicenter, was under a ground stop, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Flights to Salt Lake that were not in the air at the time of the quake are being delayed at airports around the country.

There were no immediate reports of major damage, but the state’s governor, Gary Herbert, tweeted: “Please stay away from the downtown area while crews assess damage, Unless you work in public safety, or are an essential employee, remain at home or telework.”

By 8 a.m., more than 15,000 people had gone to the USGS Did You Feel It website to report feeling the largest quake. Most of those within 15 miles described the shaking as moderate or strong — 5 or 6 on a scale of 10.

Almost all the reports came from within 30 miles of the epicenter. Beyond the Salt Lake metro area, the region — northern Utah, southeast Idaho, Wyoming’s southwest corner — is sparsely populated.

It was the largest quake in the contiguous United States since the 7.1 quake near Ridgecrest, California, on July 6, 2019, and the largest in Utah since a 5.9 near St. George in 1992.

In Utah, earthquakes greater than magnitude 5 generally occur once every 10 years, and quakes greater than magnitude 6 happen once every 50 years, the USGS said.

— CNN contributed to this report

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