Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes western Nevada

jdougherty Recent 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 …

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 …

M6.5 quake shakes central Idaho

jdougherty Geology, Recent earthquakes

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 …