Seismic Retrofits Pay Off For Murray Schools

Mackenzie Cope News releases, Preparedness

“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 …

Are You Ready for the Next Earthquake?

Mackenzie Cope Disasters, News releases, Preparedness

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 …

Living With Earthquakes in Utah

Mackenzie Cope Resources

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 …

Can We Have a Talk About Earthquake Anxiety?

Mackenzie Cope Original Posts, Resources

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 …