Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group

The main goal of the Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group (UQFPWG) is to characterize active fault sources in Utah.

The working group began by developing consensus slip-rate and recurrence-interval data for all Utah trenched faults (Lund, 2005) in 2003 and 2004. The working group also developed an initial priority list of faults requiring additional study and, based on each year’s paleoseismic investigations, has updated the list annually.

As new paleoseismic data became available, the working group modified its consensus slip-rate and recurrence-interval values as necessary. The UQFPWG started annual meetings in 2005.

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Data

Utah Quaternary Fault and Fold Database GIS Data

Utah Quaternary Fault and Fold Database Web Map

Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States

Publications

Paleoseismic studies that developed out of the UQFPWG meetings and published by the UGS are found in the Paleoseismology of Utah Series.

Lund, W.R., 2014, Hazus loss estimation software earthquake model revised Utah fault database, updated through 2013: Utah Geological Survey Open-File Report 631, 11 p.

Lund, W.R., 2005, Consensus preferred recurrence-interval and vertical slip-rate estimates – review of Utah paleoseismic-trenching data by the Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group: Utah Geological Survey Bulletin 134, 109 p.

Contacts

Working Group Chair – Steve Bowman [(801) 537-3304], stevebowman@utah.gov
UGS Liaison – Adam Hiscock [(801) 537-3388], adamhiscock@utah.gov