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Friday marks anniversary of great Pacific Coast quake, tsunami

seattlepi.com

Friday marks the 318-year anniversary of one of the greatest earthquakes on record along the Pacific Coast – the estimated 9.2 “Cascadia” quake that struck just off our coast on Jan. 26, 1700. To coincide with the anniversary, NOAA and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center have released a computer model depiction of how the devastating ensuing tsunami raced across the Pacific Ocean.

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Op-ed: The clock is ticking until Utah faces a major natural disaster

deseretnews.com

While hurricanes were devastating Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, fires were wreaking havoc in California and other global natural disasters were delivering widespread destruction, some here in Utah expressed relief to live in a place where we do not face such devastating natural hazards.

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Greg Bell: It is never too early to prepare for hard times ahead

deseretnews.com

Over the past weeks, we have witnessed a chain of disasters that would seem to be almost once-in-a-lifetime events. Mother Nature’s destructive power leaves us humbled and awed. We stand as nothing before its fury.

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Watch: Landslide overcomes Highway 95 in northern Idaho: ‘That was insane’

kutv.com

Three minutes after road crews in northern Idaho closed down Highway 95, a massive landslide took over the road.

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Today in science: Bingham Canyon landslide

earthsky.org

April 10, 2013. On this date – four years ago today – a towering wall of dirt and rocks gave way and crashed down the side of Bingham Canyon mine in Utah. The landslide was one of the largest in the history of North America. University of Utah researchers later reported that the landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph (113 kph) and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph (160 kph).

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Listen to an Earthquake’s Eerie ‘Whale Songs’

nationalgeographic.com

Is it possible to “hear” an earthquake? Not the rumbling of the ground that results, but the earthquake itself. Even if you could, what’s the point of listening?

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Utah will conduct “Great Shake Out” earth quake drill

fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah will be conducting a “Great Shake Out” drill for earthquake awareness in late April.

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3.3 magnitude quake reported Sunday in southwestern Utah

kutv.com

(AP) The University of Utah Seismograph Stations has reported a minor earthquake in the southwestern part of the state.

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‘Fix the Bricks’ will help SLC residents make old homes safer in case of earthquake

fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY — A big earthquake is predicted to rattle the Salt Lake Valley sometime in the next 50 years, and Salt Lake City has a new program to help those homeowners with houses built earlier than 1970.

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Largest landslide in the world rocked ancient Utah, researchers say

ksl.com

PANGUITCH — Imagine a landslide involving a sheet of rock about 1 mile thick and larger than the entire state of Rhode Island traveling across the landscape at speeds up to 200 mph.

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