Earthquake training brings county officials together

Last week, while Davis County residents went about their routines, officials dealt with the aftermaths of two 6.5 simulated earthquakes that rocked Farmington and Bountiful.


Sunset over Great Salt Lake, Davis and Tooele Counties, Utah Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2013

POTD December 16, 2014: South Arm of Great Salt Lake, Davis and Tooele Counties, Utah

POTD 12-16-14 Great Salt Lake, Davis County, Tooele County

Great Salt Lake, Davis and Tooele Counties, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2013

Take in this photo as your day comes to a close. Sometimes a setting sun brings out the best colors in Utah Geology.

Earthquake exercise will help Guard, hospital, plan

An earthquake is due to hit in Davis and Salt Lake counties sometime between Nov. 3-6 and the National Guard, Davis Hospital and Medical Center, fire departments and utilities are already planning what they will do when the big one hits.


Interim Geologic Map of the East Part of the Tooele 30′ x 60′ Quadrangle, Tooele, Salt Lake, and Davis Counties, Utah, Year 1 of 3


Joint Evening Meeting “Geologic Remapping of the Warm Springs Fault”

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:00 PM 
Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium,
1594 West North Temple (enter on south side)










Joint Evening Meeting with Association of Environmental Geologists (AEG), Utah Geological Association (UGA), Utah Geological Survey (UGS)
“Geologic Remapping of the Warm Springs Fault”
presented by Adam McKean, Mapping Geologist with the UGS

The Warm Springs fault of the Wasatch fault zone is a down-to-the-west normal fault, bounding the western portion of the Salt Lake salient. Recent geologic remapping of the Salt Lake City North 7.5-minute quadrangle has provided us an opportunity to revisit the Warm Springs fault and its place within Salt Lake and Davis Counties. A draft map of the quadrangle and evidences for the Warm Springs fault location will be presented at the meeting with opportunities for open discussion, questions, and feedback. We invite the geologic and geologic engineering community and interested parties to attend the event and take part in this public comment period.

POTD September 23, 2014: White Rock Bay, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, Utah

Fall is here! Utah is just stunning in the fall, and the colors compliment our geology so well! Where is your favorite Utah fall destination found?

White Rock Bay, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, Utah
Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2013

Parkway Drive Landslide, North Salt Lake

Check out this bit of information we’ve got up on our website on the North Salt Lake landslide at Parkway Drive!


Early study warned of potential landslides at Eaglepointe

Although a 2003 geotechnical report warned of the potential for landslides at Eaglepointe Estates in North Salt Lake, a 2013 supplemental study made no mention of the clay bedrock flagged for attention in the first and that one geologist called “a notorious bad boy” for instability.


Landslide damage forces indefinite closure at N. Salt Lake rec center

Evacuated families aren’t the only ones affected by North Salt Lake’s landslide that destroyed a house one week ago.