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.
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.
Along the Green River, Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County, Utah. Photo by Jen Miller.
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.
Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah. Photo by Adam McKean.
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