GEOLOGIC HAZARDS

Hazard Maps

Geologic hazard maps generally show areas that may be subject to the effects of earthquakes, landslides, debris flows, rock falls, poor soil conditions, radon, or floods.  The main purpose of geologic hazards maps is to identify where geologic hazards may be present and where additional evaluations are needed to assess hazards and recommend mitigation measures prior to development. This list of primarily UGS maps is not comprehensive for each region. Additional geologic-hazard publications are available at Geologic Hazard PublicationsPaleoseismology of Utah, and the UGS Library.

Geologic hazard maps are listed under individual counties or the statewide listing.

Recently Published Maps

 Landslide inventory map of Seely Creek and Big Bear Creek drainages, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah

Details

Richard E. Giraud and Greg N. McDonald, 2019

Special Study 164, 1 plate, scale 1:24,000

PDF Report
GIS Data

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

Details

By Jessica J. Castleton, Ben A. Erickson, Greg N. McDonald, and Gregg S. Beukelman, 2018

Special Study 163, 25 p., 10 pl., scale 1:24,000

PDF Report Text
Plate 1. Shallow Groundwater Susceptibility Map
Plate 2. Liquefaction Susceptibility Map
Plate 3. Surface Fault Rupture Hazard Map
Plate 4. Flood Hazard Map
Plate 5. Landslide Susceptibility Map
Plate 6. Rockfall Hazard Map
Plate 7. Radon Hazard Susceptibility Map
Plate 8. Collapsible Soil Susceptibility Map
Plate 9. Expansive Soil and Rock Susceptibility Map
Plate 10. Shallow Bedrock Potential Map

Radon Hazard Potential of Davis County, Utah

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Jessica J. Castleton, Ben A. Erickson, and Emily J. Kleber, 2018

Open-file Report 655, 1 plate, scale 1:24,000

PDF Report

Geologic Hazards of the Moab quadrangle, Grand County, Utah

All Hazard Maps

Counties B – Da

Beaver County

Geologic hazard publications may also be available for this county.

Flood Hazards

Landslides

Radon

Box Elder County

Geologic hazard publications may also be available for this county.

General Hazards

  • Christenson, G.E., and Shaw, L.M., 2008, Geographic Information System database showing geologic-hazard special study areas, Wasatch Front, Utah: Utah Geological Survey Circular 106, 7 p., GIS data, scale 1:24,000, compact disk.
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    Debris-flow map
    Fault map
    Landslide map
    Liquefaction map

Earthquakes and Surface Fault Rupture

Flood Hazards

Landslides

Liquefaction

Cache County

Geologic hazard publications may also be available for this county.

General Hazards

  • Christenson, G.E., and Shaw, L.M., 2008, Geographic Information System database showing geologic-hazard special study areas, Wasatch Front, Utah: Utah Geological Survey Circular 106, 7 p., GIS data, scale 1:24,000, compact disk.
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    Debris-flow map
    Fault map
    Landslide map
    Liquefaction map

Earthquakes and Surface Fault Rupture

Earthquake-induced slope failures

Flood Hazards

Landslides

Liquefaction

Radon

Carbon County

Geologic hazard publications may also be available for this county.

Earthquakes and Surface Fault Rupture

Landslides

Daggett County

Geologic hazard publications may also be available for this county.

Landslides

Davis County

Geologic hazard publications may also be available for this county.

General Hazards

  • Christenson, G.E., and Shaw, L.M., 2008, Geographic Information System database showing geologic-hazard special study areas, Wasatch Front, Utah: Utah Geological Survey Circular 106, 7 p., GIS data, scale 1:24,000, compact disk.
    Text
    Debris-flow map
    Fault map
    Landslide map
    Liquefaction map

Earthquakes and Surface Fault Rupture

Flood Hazards

Landslides

Liquefaction

Radon