Earthquake anxiety fades… eventually

jdoughertyDisasters, Recent earthquakes

2 months ago today, northern Utah was shaken by the largest quake in the Beehive State in a generation. Can you believe it? More than 2,000 aftershocks later, Utah is recovering from the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that woke us up at 7:09 a.m. That earthquake, the largest in Utah since a 5.9 quake in 1992, was another reminder that Utah … Read More

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes western Nevada

jdoughertyRecent earthquakes

Early Friday morning, at 5:03 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Californians and Nevadans were awakened to shaking from a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with an epicenter in the Soda Spring Valley, about 30 miles west of Tonopah, Nevada. Though the most intense shaking was felt in Nevada and California, a handful of Utahns reported feeling light shaking as well — 300 to … Read More

A clearer look at earthquake faults in Utah


Thanks to a 4-year effort by the Utah Geological Survey, Utah now has a better look at Wasatch Front faults from southern Idaho to central Utah The overall length of the Wasatch fault, 240 miles, has not changed, but details to the existing faults have been added to the library. We now have 739 mapped miles of fault strands, compared … Read More