Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes western Nevada

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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 …

A clearer look at earthquake faults in Utah

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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 …

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.

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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 …

M6.5 quake shakes central Idaho

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Should Utah be concerned? Not about this one. But we should still be prepared in general. Utahns are reporting shaking as far south as Salt Lake County. And reports continue to roll in from around northern Utah. Utah is not expected to have any damage from shaking from this quake. The University of Utah Seismograph stations tweeted that they expect …

U of U Seismograph Stations Magna Earthquake Information

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View frequently asked questions, up-to-date earthquake and aftershock information, and magnitude and depth data from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. View U of U Seismograph Stations View frequently asked questions, up-to-date earthquake and aftershock information, and magnitude and depth data from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. View U of U Seismograph Stations