A clearer look at earthquake faults in Utah


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 … Read More

U.S. earthquake history: The Great Alaska Quake of 1964

jdoughertyGeology, Preparedness

And why we don’t expect an earthquake of that size in Utah. On Good Friday, March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. local time, the earth began to shake in the subduction zone in the Prince William Sound in Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that: The earthquake caused rivers, lakes, and other waterways to slosh as far away as the … Read More