The Many Angles of Moroni’s Fallen Trumpet Atop the Salt Lake Temple After Earthquake

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If Utah residents weren’t already up, they got an unwelcome alarm as a 5.7  earthquake rumbled the state at about 7:10 MST. 

Limited damage was reported to structures around Salt Lake City, including a missing trumpet from Moroni’s hand atop the Salt Lake Temple.

Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement Wednesday morning to media:

The Salt Lake Temple, which is undergoing a seismic upgrade, sustained minor damage during Wednesday morning’s earthquake. The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple’s smaller spire stones. No workers were injured. Crews on the job site have been sent home for the day, and a full assessment is underway to determine needs going forward. This event emphasizes why this project is so necessary to preserve this historic building and create a safer environment for all our patrons and visitors.

 

On a side note, there was more significant damage inside the Salt Lake City Airport which can be seen in the video below.

Were you in Utah and did you feel the earthquake?

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