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Utah braces for the future

Fact Sheet 166-95

Prepared in cooperation with Brigham Young University, Federal Emergency Management Agency, University of Utah, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Comprehensive Emergency Management, Utah Geological Survey, Utah Seismic Safety Commission, and Utah State University
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Abstract

Almost 75 percent of Utah's population lives near the Wasatch Fault. Earth scientists have shown that this fault has repeatedly experienced strong earthquakes of magnitude 7 or larger and will continue to do so in the future. Efforts to increase public awareness of earthquake hazards in Utah have resulted in residents and community leaders taking actions that will save lives and reduce damage in future earthquakes.

Suggested Citation

Machette, M.N., and Brown, W.M., 1995, Utah braces for the future: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 166–95, 2 p. (Available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1995/0166/.)

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Utah braces for the future
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
166-95
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
2 p.