Seismicity and earthquake hazards of the Wasatch Front, Utah

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The impressive topographic break at the base of the Wasatch Range immediately east of Salt Lake City, Utah, marks the location where Mormon colonizer Brigham Young said in 1847. "This is the place" Actually, "the place" is termed the Wasatch Front because the Wasatch Range to the east, which rises to heights of 3,600 m, fronts the valleys to the west. The densely settled Wasatch Front area has about 900,000 people, 80 percent of Utah's total population. This population is centered around Salt Lake City, a rapidly growing industrial and tourist center. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seismicity and earthquake hazards of the Wasatch Front, Utah
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 6
Issue 4
Year Published 1974
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 6 p.
First page 12
Last page 17
Country United States
State Utah
Other Geospatial Wasatch Front
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