Seismic Retrofits Pay Off For Murray Schools

Mackenzie CopeNews 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 … Read More

Are You Ready for the Next Earthquake?

Mackenzie CopeDisasters, 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 … Read More

Earthquake anxiety fades… eventually

jdoughertyDisasters, Recent earthquakes

2 months ago today, northern Utah was shaken by the largest quake in the Beehive State in a generation. Can you believe it? More than 2,000 aftershocks later, Utah is recovering from the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that woke us up at 7:09 a.m. That earthquake, the largest in Utah since a 5.9 quake in 1992, was another reminder that Utah … Read More

Living With Earthquakes in Utah

Mackenzie CopeResources

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 … Read More

Can We Have a Talk About Earthquake Anxiety?

Mackenzie CopeOriginal 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 … Read More