Dixie State to take part in Great Utah ShakeOut

Mark you calendars! Next week, join thousands of people on Thursday, April 21 to observe the Great Utah ShakeOut and practice an earthquake drill. Dixie State will take part in the event.

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Next week, hundreds of thousands of people will participate in the Great Utah ShakeOut, a statewide drill promoting emergency preparedness in the event of an earthquake.

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Major earthquakes in Southern Utah; morning brings lesser, 3.4, 2.5 magnitude tremors

Minor earthquakes in Southern Utah a reminder that it’s earthquake country capable of larger quakes. Have you prepared an emergency kit and plan in case of a large earthquake, or other natural disaster? Make a plan with your friends and family. The best plan is a prepared one!

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A magnitude 3.4 earthquake registered south of Littlefield, Arizona, in the early morning hours Friday, large enough to glance at but not particularly extraordinary, while an even smaller quake registered north of Hildale. Though these are lesser, Southern Utah and its surrounding areas have experienced greater quakes – four that may be considered major in Southern Utah over the past century or so.

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Human-caused quakes a big problem, but not in Utah yet

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While geologists warn that human-caused earthquakes have become a real problem in some places, the greatest risk in Utah is still a natural quake along the Wasatch Front.

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New Maps Show Quake Hazards From Mining

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The U.S. Geological Survey usually excludes earthquakes caused by mining in its periodic hazard maps. But, on Monday, the federal agency published a new analysis of hotspots in the central and eastern parts of the country where mining is likely to cause enough ground-shaking to damage buildings sometime this year.

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Iron County Emergency Management works to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters

They say practice makes perfect, and on the subject of earthquakes in Utah, it’d be wise to plan ahead. Have you discussed your plan with friends and family in the event of a large earthquake? Do you have an emergency kit made up? The Southwest Utah Public Health Department, along with several partner agencies, will be holding an earthquake drill on March 17, 2016 throughout southwest Utah. Find more information in the article on how you can participate and help preparedness efforts.

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Whether we realize it or not, Southern Utah is earthquake country. There have been numerous small earthquakes in this area in recent years and, according to the USGS (United States Geological Survey), they provide a good reminder that people in Utah and Northern Arizona should be prepared.

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For more earthquake preparedness information, visit http://www.utah.gov/beready/index.html.

Did you feel it? Magnitude 3.8 quake shakes southern Utah

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Did you feel it? A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake, that has since been downgraded to 3.82, shook southeastern Utah with the epicenter about 43 miles south of Hanksville, Utah, Tuesday.

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Find the University of Utah Seismograph Station report HERE

Utah’s “Earthquake Lady” shows us what to pack in your emergency bag

Maralin Hoff, known as “Utah’s Earthquake Lady” to some, talks about making your own emergency kits. For some great and well rounded advice, this is a great article to check out!

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Maralin Hoff, also known as, “Utah’s Earthquake Lady” shared some tips on how to make your own emergency kits. She was given the nickname “Earthquake Lady” by the Red Hills Middle School in Richfield, Utah in 1995 because she demonstrated an earthquake with a 5-room doll house with the real sound of a California earthquake on a CD. Maralin travels all over the state of Utah to present on emergency preparedness. She talked about why it is important for every family member of the household to have a personalized emergency backpack –  and don’t forget the house pets. She says they should have a kit pre-made and if you receive a knock at the door by authorities indicating that you and your family need to evacuate your home due to a fire nearby your kits are ready to grab and you’re out of there. You will be directed to go to a nearby school, church or the American Red Cross shelter-in-place. Have a kit for your place of business and your vehicle as well as home. Keep your kits updated and rotate specific items at least every six months, such as change of clothes size, batteries for flash lights, portable radio, and drinking water. If you are interested in preparedness presentations for your business, school and church, contact your local Emergency Management Agency. You can get more information on the website: BeReadyUtah.gov

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Small earthquake rattles southwestern Utah

Any of our friends in southern Utah feel the earthquake over the weekend? A minor earthquake occurred about 13 miles outside of Enterprise, UT, on Saturday afternoon.

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A small earthquake shook Washington County on Saturday afternoon.

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See the official earthquake report provided by the University of Utah Seismograph Stations HERE

Stanford Scientists Create an Algorithm That Is the “Shazam” For Earthquakes

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Stanford seismologist Gregory Beroza was out shopping one day when he heard a song he didn’t recognize. So he pulled out his smartphone and used the popular app Shazam to identify the tune.

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Magnitude 2.9 earthquake shakes Utahns awake

Anyone feel the small earthquake last night? The micro event occurred about 3 miles outside of Mapleton, Utah.

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The United States Geological Surveys (USGS) reported that a 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit Utah Monday morning.

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See the Univeristy of Utah Preliminary Earthquake Report HERE.