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Following the magnitude 5.7 Magna earthquake of March 18, 2020, the Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Utah Geological Survey (UGS) and University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS), among others, were inundated with earthquake related questions and requests for more information. In response to these questions and to enhance access to important scientific, preparedness, and response information provided by multiple state and federal agencies, DEM, UGS, and UUSS partnered to create Additional information for the website was taken from supporting partners including the Utah Seismic Safety Commission, Be Ready Utah, the Great Utah ShakeOut, the Utah Insurance Department, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.

DEM, UGS, and UUSS are each tasked with different aspects of earthquake research, preparedness, and response. DEM provides resources to prepare for and survive earthquakes, as well as disaster relief assistance. UGS researches and educates the public on the location, timing, and size of prehistoric earthquakes and the potential for future earthquakes and related hazards. UUSS provides real-time earthquake data and analysis for Utah and proximal areas.

We hope serves as a one-stop online resource for Utah earthquake information.

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Division of Emergency Management

Joe Dougherty

Utah Geological Survey

Mark Milligan

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Rebecca Sumsion

Be Ready Utah

Wade Mathews

Utah Seismic Safety Commission

Leon Berrett