3 ways to get the most out of the Great Utah ShakeOut today

jdougherty Preparedness, Recent earthquakes

Why we need an earthquake drill even after so many recent earthquakes Good morning, Utah! We’ve always wondered if an earthquake would happen on the day of the ShakeOut. Well, here we are! There have been more than 1,200 aftershocks following the March 18 Magna earthquake. The most recent felt aftershock was an M4.2 today at 7:41 a.m. With so …

Was the March 18, 2020, Magna Earthquake in the Forecast?

Mackenzie Cope Geology, Recent earthquakes

Utah Geological Survey has a 50-year forecast for earthquakes. In 2016, the Working Group on Utah Earthquake Probabilities (WGUEP) published a 50-year forecast for moderate to large earthquakes in the Wasatch Front region. They determined there was a 93% chance of having one or more earthquakes of magnitude 5 or larger in that time period. Given that high probability, the …

earthquake damage with the invitation to search your home for hazards that could fall over in an earthquake

What do you do while staying at home? Earthquake-proof your stuff, of course.

jdougherty Preparedness

While many Utahns are following Gov. Gary Herbert’s Stay Safe/Stay Home Directive or their local health department order, they might be looking for good activities to complete around the home. Why not let the recent Magna earthquake motivate you to make your home safer for the next earthquake? There are a few simple steps you can take. Thanks to Rosie …