USSC Student Grant Research Program

adminResources

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 …

New Release: 2024 Utah Seismic Safety Commission Report and Recommendations

adminDisasters, Preparedness

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 …

Join Us October 2023! QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop for Businesses and Organizations

adminPreparedness, Resources

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, …

Nueva publicación: Echando raíces en tierras de terremotos, 2.ª edición

Mackenzie CopeGeología, Preparación

Cuando el suelo empieza a temblar por un terremoto, ¿sabe qué hacer? ¿Sabe por qué tenemos terremotos en Utah, cómo los monitoreamos y cómo mediamos sus efectos? La Comisión de Seguridad Sísmica de Utah (USSC; ussc.utah.gov) publicó recientemente la segunda edición de la guía Echando raíces en tierras de terremotos: su guía para terremotos en Utah (también conocido como “Roots” …

New Release: Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, 2nd Edition

adminGeology, Preparedness

When the ground starts shaking from an earthquake, do you know what to do? Do you know why we have earthquakes in Utah, how we monitor them, and how we mediate their effects? The Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) recently released the second edition of the booklet, Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country—Your Handbook for Earthquakes in Utah (a.k.a. “Roots”) …

El terremoto de Magna de 2020 sigue produciendo réplicas notables

Mackenzie CopeGeología, Terremotos Recientes

MAGNA — Puede culpar al terremoto de magnitud 5.7 de 2020 por un pequeño terremoto que sacudió el noroeste del condado de Salt Lake en la mañana del 3 de junio de 2022, dicen los sismólogos de la Universidad de Utah. Lee el artículo completo aquí. PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN SOBRE TERREMOTOS: Leyenda de la imagen: Liberty Wells, daños en edificios …

FEMA, Utah DEM Release Inventory of Unreinforced Masonry Public School Buildings

Jackie DewolfeNews releases, Preparedness

SALT LAKE CITY – Today, FEMA and the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (Utah DEM) released an inventory of unreinforced masonry (URM) school buildings in the state. The inventory has been in development over the past decade to support state efforts to identify URM buildings of all types, which are at greater risk of damage in …

Earthquake Report Outlines Top Priorities

adminNews releases, Preparedness

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 …

Over 2,500 Aftershocks Recorded Since Last Year’s Magna Earthquake

Mackenzie CopeGeology, News releases, Preparedness

Magna Earthquake Does Not Diminish the Risk of a Major M7 to M7.5 Earthquake Salt Lake City — Thurs., March 18, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the moderate magnitude (M) 5.7 earthquake that struck northern Utah near Magna. The mainshock was widely felt across the Wasatch Front. Over 30,000 felt reports were received by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) …