GEOLOGIC HAZARDS

Hazard Information and Maps

Geologic hazard information and maps can help Utahns make informed decisions about property, life safety, and financial risk. The UGS routinely investigates geologic hazards in Utah and publishes a variety of reports, maps, and digital data to help reduce the risk from geologic hazards.

Hazards Publications and Maps

Open File Report #667

Earthquake Database for Utah Geological Survey Map 277: Utah Earthquakes (1850-2016) and Quaternary Faults

Special Study #159

Paleoseismology of Utah, v. 28 – Holocene surface-faulting earthquakes at the Spring lake and North Creek sites on the Nephi segment of the Wasatch fault zone: evidence for complex rupture of the Nephi segment

Special Study #163

Geologic Hazards of the Tickville Spring quadrangle, Salt Lake and Utah Counties, Utah

Map #277

Utah Earthquakes (1850-2016) and Quaternary Faults

View All Hazard Publications


Hazards Articles

Search:
TitleTopicPublished
Earth Fissures in Escalante Hazards 2005
Thistle Landslide Revisited, Utah County Hazards 2005
Earth Fissures near Beryl Junction in the Escalante Desert Earth Fissures 2005
Earthquake Fault Map of a Portion of Cache County, Utah Maps 2004
Earthquake Fault Map of a Portion of Tooele County, Utah Maps 2004
Earthquake Fault Map of a Portion of Washington County, Utah Maps 2004
Improving Our Understanding of Earthquake Hazards in Utah Hazards 2004
The Mapleton Megatrench Hazards 2004
New Guidelines for Evaluating Surface- Fault-Rupture Hazards in Utah Hazards 2004
What are seismic surveys and how much “shaking” do they create? Earthquakes 2004
Liquefaction Potential Map for Cache Valley Cache County, Utah Maps 2003
Liquefaction Susceptibility Map for Tooele Valley, Tooele Valley, Utah Hazards 2003
Maps Show Potential Geologic Effects of a Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hazards 2003
Debris Flows in Utah – New Guidelines Hazards 2003
Fire-Related Debris Flows Damage Houses Hazards 2003
Triggered Seismicity in Utah from the Denali Fault Earthquake Hazards 2003
Ground-Shaking Map for a Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake on the Wasatch Fault Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Area Hazards 2002
Large Boulder Damages Rockville Home Hazards 2002
Landslide damaged six Layton homes Hazards 2002
Massive Gravity Slides Show the Value of Detailed Mapping Maps 2002
Landslides: What they are, why they occur Hazards 2001
Using Geologic Hazards Information to Reduce Risks and Losses - a Guide for Local Governments Hazards 2001
Photo essay of four Utah earthquakes, 1921-1972 (pdf) Earthquakes 2001
Rock-Fall Hazards Hazards 2000
Debris-Flow Hazards Hazards 2000
Volcanoes (Activity for 3rd grade) Volcanoes 1999
Homeowner's Guide to Recognizing and Reducing Landslide Damage on their Property Hazards 1998
Stability of the Pine Ridge Landslide at Timber Lakes Estates, Wasatch County, Utah: Implications for Future Development and Land-Use Planning Hazards 1997
Earthquakes & Utah (pdf) Earthquakes 1997
Radon-Hazard Potential in Western Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah Radon 1996
Radon-Hazard Potential in Tooele Valley, Tooele County, Utah Radon 1996
Radon-Hazard Potential in the Lower Weber River Area, Weber and Davis Counties, Utah Radon 1996
Radon-Hazard Potential in Southeastern Cache Valley, Cache County, Utah Radon 1996
Radon-Hazard Potential in the Central Sevier Valley, Sevier County, Utah Radon 1996
Homebuyers guide to earthquake hazards in Utah (pdf) Earthquakes 1996
The Wasatch Fault (pdf) Earthquakes 1996
Liquefaction-Potential Map for a Part of Davis County, Utah Hazards 1994
Liquefaction-Potential Map for a Part of Salt Lake County, Utah Hazards 1994
Liquefaction-Potential Map for a Part of Weber County, Utah Hazards 1994
Liquefaction-Potential map for a Part of Utah County, Utah Hazards 1994
Earthquake Ground Shaking in Utah Hazards 1994
Radon-Hazard Potential in the Sandy-Draper Area, Salt Lake County, Utah Radon 1993
Radon-Hazard Potential in the Provo-Orem Area, Utah County, Utah Radon 1993
Earthquake Fault Map of a Portion of Utah County, Utah Maps 1991
Earthquake Fault map of a Portion of Weber County, Utah Maps 1990
Earthquake Fault Map of a Portion of Salt Lake County, Utah Maps 1990
Earthquake hazards and safety in Utah (pdf) Earthquakes 1990
Earthquake Fault Map of a Portion of Davis County, Utah Maps 1989

Hazards Articles: 98

External Links

Resources for Consultants and Design Professionals

Comprehensive geologic hazard investigation, report, and review guidelines for planning, zoning, and new infrastructure projects developed by the Utah Geological Survey that have been reviewed by professional experts.


Hazard Preparedness - The Be Ready Utah Program

Be Ready Utah is the official State of Utah emergency preparedness campaign.  Personal, family, and community preparedness is the key to survival in and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Increasing preparedness statewide is our goal.


Utah State Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Utah State Hazard Mitigation Plan is a collaborative effort between federal, state, and local agencies and the State Hazard Mitigation Team to evaluate the risks from significant hazards present in Utah and provide possible mitigation strategies.