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On Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm, Tremonton experienced a magnitude (M) 4.4 earthquake with an epicenter 16 miles southwest of Tremonton. This page is dedicated to urgent and new updates related to this earthquake or earthquake sequence. For more information, visit the USGS dashboard for this earthquake. To view recent earthquakes in Utah, visit the University of Utah

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Submissions are now closed. Deadline: December 22, 2023 The Utah Seismic Safety Commission is continuing its Student Grant Research Program for secondary students to create an opportunity to investigate seismic-related issues in Utah. The Commission envisions collaboration between students and faculty in developing projects. Areas of research include engineering, geology, emergency management, and government relations, to list a few. If

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Utah’s natural beauty and thriving communities coexist with the ever-present potential for seismic activity. The 2024 Utah Seismic Safety Commission Report and Recommendations is a forward-looking document, offering valuable guidance to the Utah Legislature. This report is a positive step toward securing the state’s future resilience in the face of seismic challenges. 2024 Key Recommendations for the Utah Legislature: The

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Hosted by the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), join us as part of our 2023 Preparedness Workshop Series with the QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop for Businesses and Organizations! It will be held on October 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch included! At this workshop,

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Water and schools are among the Commission’s biggest concerns. Salt Lake City — The Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) calls on state policymakers to implement five actions to improve Utah’s resilience to a major earthquake. The USSC identified the five projects in partnership with local nonprofit Envision Utah and support from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the Structural Engineers Association

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UPDATE: Public Notice – Federal Funding for Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP) in Salt Lake County READ THE PUBLIC NOTICE HERE Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region VIII EHP Office, Denver Federal Center, Box 25267, Denver, Colorado 80225-0267, or by

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Six months after the Magna Earthquake shook Salt Lake and Davis counties, federal agencies have provided more than $2.2 million in loans and grants to help Utahns recover from the March 18 disaster and its aftershocks. FEMA has approved more than $664,000 through its Individuals & Households Program (IHP), the majority of which is going to housing assistance to help

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“Earthquakes happen when they wanna happen,” says Doug Perry, public information officer for the Murray School District. “Unfortunately, the Magna Quake [March 18] happened in the middle of a pandemic. Not having to worry about our school buildings ─ that they survived and performed well ─ was a huge relief for our district.” That’s because the Murray School District decided

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September 8 is the Final Day to Register Tuesday, September 8 is the deadline for Utah residents to register for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the Magna Earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17. Utahns impacted by the disaster who haven’t registered can still apply for assistance at or by calling the FEMA Helpline at

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Photo from ABC4 Utah article SALT LAKE CITY – Manufactured homes are especially at risk from earthquakes and their aftershocks. Many manufactured homes rest on slender supports that can collapse or buckle during earthquakes, causing injuries to the occupants and damage to the structure, contents, water heater and utilities.  Collapse can make doors and other exits unsafe while fractured gas

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SALT LAKE CITY – While earthquakes are inevitable, the damage they cause is not. Utah homeowners can take simple actions to reduce property damage and the disruption to their lives caused by earthquakes. One of the best non-structural measures you can undertake is strapping down your water heater. An earthquake-damaged water heater can cause fires, flooding, and carbon monoxide build-up

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SALT LAKE CITY – A free legal aid hotline was created as part FEMA’s Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program for the Magna Earthquake and its aftershocks.  The service is open to residents of Salt Lake and Davis counties. Residents who need legal assistance for earthquake-related issues but cannot afford an attorney can call toll-free 800-662-4245. The line is open Monday

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Salt Lake County, UT – Salt Lake and Davis County Emergency Management agencies, Utah Divison of Emergency Management, FEMA, and SBA are collaborating on a Facebook Live event for residents (renters and property owners) who may have suffered damage to their homes as a result of the March 18, 2020 Magna earthquake and aftershocks. The Facebook Live event will feature

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SALT LAKE CITY – Often after a disaster, scam artists and identity thieves attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors.Sometimes, those who try to register with FEMA discover that someone has already registered using their name. Scammers may contact survivors who have not registered with FEMA and try to extract money or information. In these cases, it’s likely the survivor’s personal

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Davis and Salt Lake County residents may be eligible for federal assistance Disaster Assistance steps Register with FEMA at or or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Help in many languages is also available. Registration takes you through a survey with about 25 questions, asking the location of the home, how many occupants, what kind of

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July 16, 2020 Utah homeowners and renters in Salt Lake and Davis counties who had uninsured losses from the March 18 earthquake may be eligible for federal disaster assistance from FEMA. FEMA has programs that provide financial help with temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs. First, if you haven’t already done so, contact your insurance

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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

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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

We will continue to update this post with questions and more information. What do we know so far? Utah was shaken again following a magnitude 4.2 aftershock with an epicenter in Magna at 8:56 p.m. Many Utahns are asking if this is normal to have aftershocks almost a month after the main M5.7 earthquake that happened March 18. We received

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

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

Check out these publications, articles, maps, and other resources compiled by the Utah Geological Survey about living with earthquakes in Utah. Utah Quaternary Fault & Fold Database Fact Sheet on the Wasatch Front Earthquake Forecast What is an Earthquake Early Warning System, and Does Utah Have One? Utah Earthquakes (1850 to 2016) and Quaternary Faults Map Large Earthquakes on the

From the Utah Division of Emergency Management: With a magnitude 3.9 aftershock today in Magna, we began getting a lot of questions on Twitter about what it all means. But a deeper question led us to write the following: Can we have a talk about earthquake anxiety? This is dedicated to all of our friends, old and new, who have

View the Utah Geological Survey’s database of geologic information from the March 18, 2020 earthquake, compiled the day of the earthquake and the days following. UGS ResourcesView the Utah Geological Survey’s database of geologic information from the March 18, 2020 earthquake, compiled the day of the earthquake and the days following. UGS Resources