Photo of the Day (POTD): August 7, 2019

Buckskin Gulch—the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States—cuts through Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone. Deposited as an erg, or a sand-dune sea, the Navajo Sandstone contains beautifully preserved cross-beds.

Buckskin Gulch, Kane County. Photo by Adam Hiscock.

Photo of the Day (POTD): July 24, 2019

Petrified sand dunes of the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone.

Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County. Photo by Michael Vanden Berg.

Photo of the Day (POTD): July 17, 2019

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Kane County. Photo by J. Lucy Jordan.

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC)

A leading source of information on earthquake safety, the Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) is celebrating 25 years of outreach to reduce Utah’s earthquake hazards and manage earthquake risk. The USSC promotes legislation, education, and awareness in order to save lives, prevent injuries, protect property, and reduce social and economic disruption from the effects of severe seismic activity in Utah.

Please join us for an open house as we review the successes of the past 25 years and take a look at the future of the USSC.

Open House: Thursday, July 11, 2019

11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda: 350 N State SLC, UT.

USSC 25th Anniversary Flyer | Capitol Hill Complex Map

Photo of the Day (POTD): July 3, 2019

Vibrant orange sand contrasts with sculpted Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone within a large wind-eroded pothole informally referred to as the Cosmic Navel and more scientifically as the Inselberg Pit. The feature is the largest known cylindrical sandstone weathering pit on Earth.

Escalante National Monument, Garfield County. Photo by Michael Vanden Berg.

Photo of the Day (POTD): June 19, 2019

Along the Green River, Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County, Utah. Photo by Jen Miller.

Photo of the Day (POTD): June 5, 2019

Henry’s Fork, High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah. Photo by Christian Hardwick.

Morning sun casts light on the reddish-brown and grayish-red sandstone, shale, and siltstone of the Precambrian-age formation of Red Castle in the Uinta Mountain Group. Ice-age glaciers carved the broad valleys and basins of the Uinta Mountains.