The temple is the spiritual focal point for the 16 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple’s smaller spire stones,” said Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the church. The earthquake didn’t injure any workers, Woodruff said, adding that the Salt Lake Temple has been closed to the public while undergoing a seismic upgrade. In addition to Moroni’s trumpet falling off, some the temple’s smaller spire stones were displaced, the church said. No other damage was reported. Aerial photos show the fallen trumpet appeared to land on the roof of the temple near the base of its spires.