Great Utah ShakeOut: Preparing for the unthinkable, but inevitable

Tomorrow is Utah’s Great ShakeOut Drill, are you going to participate? Simple drills can help you be prepared to act in the event of an actual earthquake.

Nearly 1 million Utahns are signed up to participate in this year’s edition of the Great Utah ShakeOut, setting aside Thursday for events and education aimed at preparing for the inevitable Big One.


What Killed the Dinosaurs? Science Has Had Some Wild Ideas

Earlier this month on the Gulf coast of Mexico, an international team began drilling into a vast scar on Earth’s surface. The enormous pockmark, which stretches 110 miles (177 kilometers) wide, was created when a chunk of space rock slammed into the planet about 66 million years ago.


North Salt Lake Landslide Is Still Sliding; City Seeks Solutions

The Eaglepointe landslide is still sliding and North Salt Lake city leaders are still trying to find a solution.


Catch Utah State University’s Ignite USU Sunrise Session this week!

Four Utah State University student researchers will share the passion, experiences and stories driving their academic pursuits in five-minute lightning talks on Friday, April 22 at USU Sunrise Sessions.

Sunrise Sessions begins at 7 a.m. with a catered breakfast buffet. The “Ignite USU” presenters will speak following breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP, Learn more about “Ignite USU” at


The Really Big One

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week—and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference. Then everyone in the room checked the time.


New earthquake study says Utah is ripe for devastation

Check out this highlight on our latest press release regarding the large earthquake probability on the Wasatch Front. Remember that the best way to prepare is to make a plan with your family, pets, and friends. Find earthquake preparedness resources at Be Ready Utah or on our website to help you get started!

In light of scientists’ increasing certainty that a large earthquake will hit the Wasatch Front in the next 50 years, experts say it’s time the state quit downplaying its seismic risk.



Find other articles below:

New report reveals ‘disconcerting’ earthquake risk along Wasatch Front

Chances of Big Quake Hitting Utah

Major earthquake ‘imminent,’ could result in thousands of deaths

Study shows big earthquake could hit Utah in the next 50 years



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.

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.


Paleontologists Unveil Dinosaur Stomping Ground in Utah

Moab’s first locals!

Hundreds of millions of years ago, long before the town of Moab existed, dinosaurs roamed eastern Utah. Tracks tell their tales. Prehistoric footprints by the hundreds are preserved in the stone surrounding this former uranium boom town, a silent record of the three major chapters, or periods, of the Age of Dinosaurs. Some of these footprints are hidden away in the backcountry, known only to experts. But others nearly run through the city, exposed along the roads leading to and through the desert community. It was in one of these more accessible places, along U.S. Route 191, that a chance discovery recently led paleontologists to one of the most spectacular dinosaur stomping grounds ever found in the state.


EERI announces the Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop

A message from EERI:
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Chapter, the Utah Seismic Safety Commission, and many other organizations announce the Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop. This event will bring together engineers, architects, planners, geologists, government officials, community leaders, business owners, utility companies, and representatives from healthcare, public education, universities, and transportation. The workshop will bring in nationally known experts as keynote speakers with significant background in the field of resilience in addition to many local experts to serve as panelists.
The focus of this Workshop is to understand steps we can all take now to make the recovery from an earthquake faster.
The Workshop information:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Viridian event Center
8030 South 1825 West
In the West Jordan City Library
Early registration ends on Wednesday, April 13
UT EQ Resiliency Workshop

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!

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.