Please join us for a community discussion about earthquake risk in Utah.

Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 – 7:30p

Where: Architecture Building, Bailey Gallery at the University of Utah –
Who should attend? 
Any professional working in earthquake resilliency including geologists, city planners, engineers, city officials, state officials, emergency managers, faculty, and the public.

  • 5:30 – 6:00p Social mixer with light refreshments
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p Panel discussion


  • Bob Carey, Earthquake Program Manager, Utah Department of Emergency Management
  • Lisa Grow Sun, Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
  • Barry H. Welliver S.E., Principal Structural Engineer, BHW Engineers
  • Ivan G. Wong, PG, Senior Principal Seismologist, Lettis Consultants International


Navajo Sandstone, Zion National Park, Washington County. Photo by Lance Weaver.






Snow-capped hoodoos of the Eocene-age Pink Member of the Claron Formation glow in the evening sun. These hoodoos were sculpted by the effects of weathering and erosion from ice and rain. Learn more about how hoodoos are formed.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County. Photo by Trevor Schlossnagle.





The evening sun casts a long shadow of a basaltic knob at Pot Mountain. These early Pleistocene-age rocks are likely eroded volcanic necks that may have erupted into water. The vents are now eroded and partially concealed by shoreline gravel of the late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, giving the mountain a teapot-like shape when viewed from a distance.

Sevier Desert, Millard County. Photo by Adam McKean.