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Publications & Files

Find information about earthquake geology, seismology, engineering, earthquake scenarios, unreinforced masonry buildings, emergency preparedness, and earthquake preparedness in Utah through the publications and reports below. USSC meeting information and downloads can also be found here, as well as links to the resource archive that contains all publications, slideshows, media, and other documents.

Stay up-to-date on earthquake-related information going into the Utah Legislative Session!

Fact Sheets by the Utah Seismic Safety Commission and Envision Utah.

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Addressing the Seismic Vulnerability of Utah's Schools

130 Utah schools are vulnerable but we can help these schools become safer.
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Keep water flowing after the "Big One"


Secure Utah's lifeline: The urgent need for earthquake-resilient aqueducts.

More Coming Soon!

Popular Publications

Find information about earthquake geology, seismology, engineering, earthquake scenarios, unreinforced masonry buildings, emergency preparedness, and earthquake preparedness in Utah through the publications and reports below.
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USSC Legislative Recommendations for 2024
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Utah K-12 Public Schools Unreinforced Masonry Inventory
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Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, 2nd Edition
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Echando Raíces en Tierra de Terremotos, 2a Edición
(Spanish version)

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Earthquake Probabilities for the Wasatch Front Region
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Earthquake Emergency Handbook for First Responders and Incident Commanders
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Wasatch Front Unreinforced Masonry Risk Reduction Strategy
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Scenario for a Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake on the Wasatch Fault

Meetings and Agendas

The USSC meets quarterly at several locations in the Salt Lake Valley. Below are past meeting files and recordings. If you wish to attend a meeting, recommend a topic for consideration, or participate on a committee, please contact us at ussc@utah.gov.
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Oct 26, 2023Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF (pending)(pending)
July 6, 2023Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF (pending)(pending)
April 27, 2023Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF PDF MP4
January 12, 2023Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF PDF N/A
Oct 27, 2022Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF PDF Part 1 MP4
Part 2 MP4
July 7, 2022Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF PDF MP4
April 14, 2022Utah Seismic Safety Commission MeetingPDF PDF MP4

Resources and Media

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