Are you ready? Below are some articles that talk about the ShakeOut event, as well as other information for earthquake preparedness.
The Great Utah Shake Out: Drop, cover and hold on today

It’s not if, but when the Big One will hit Utah. Being ready could make the difference between being a statistic for the inevitable earthquake death toll — or a survivor.

Expert offers emergency preparedness tips on eve of Great Utah Shakeout

On Thursday, people all over Utah will take part in a massive earthquake drill to help make people aware of what they should do in case of a quake.


Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.


Moab, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Corey Unger
; © 2012

Wingate Sandstone cliffs at Kane Springs Canyon near Moab, Grand County.

Last month’s mudslide in Oso, Snohomish County, Wash., has killed more than 30 people and has left many more still unaccounted for.


Thursday April 17th is The Great Utah Shake Out.  You may visit the official website at  for information on how to prepare yourself and your family in the event of an earthquake.

And another article about the different dangerous earthquake zones around America. Dangerous earthquake zones in America READ MORE

Canyonlands National Park, San Juan and Wayne Counties, Utah
Photographer: Rich Emerson; © 2012

Uplift of the Colorado Plateau has caused the Green River to entrench its meandering path into the relatively soft rocks of the Permian-age Organ Rock Shale. At Soda Springs Basin, vertical cliffs of the more-resistant White Rim Sandstone cap the Organ Rock Shale 400 feet above the river.

Have you ever faced a dinosaur? Check out this fun article highlighting Gemstone Junction.

Imagine this: you walk through the doors of Golden Spike Arena’s Exhibit Hall to find a nine-foot-tall Osteosaurus (“Bone Lizard”) biting the heads of schoolchildren.

Don’t worry. No children were harmed in the making of this event.


Hidden away in the House Range 50 miles west of Delta, nearly to the Nevada border, is one of the highest cliffs in North America with a vertical drop of 2,200 feet!


This date in science: Landslide at Bingham Canyon Mine

April 10, 2013. On this date – a year ago today – a towering wall of dirt and rocks gave way and crashed down the side of Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah. The landslide was to be one of the largest non-volcanic landslides in the history of North America. University of Utah researchers later reported that the landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph – left a deposit so large it would cover New York’s Central Park with about 20 meters (66 feet) of debris.