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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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Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir and glacially sculpted Bells Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County. Bells Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah Photographer: Jim Davis; © 2015

POTD May 2, 2016: Bells Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

POTD 4-26-16 Bells Canyon Salt Lake County

Bells Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Jim Davis; © 2015

Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir and glacially sculpted Bells Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County.

Glacially scoured and polished quartzite of the Precambrian-age Big Cottonwood Formation near Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County. Photo by Adam Hiscock, UGS.

POTD March 29, 2016: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

I know there’s snow up in the Wasatch today, but the valley sure feels as nice as this photo!

POTD 3-29-16 Glacier Wasatch

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2015

Glacially scoured and polished quartzite of the Precambrian-age Big Cottonwood Formation near Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County.

Lower Red Pine Lake occupies part of a cirque basin below White Baldy (11,321 feet). Pleistocene glaciers carved the Tertiary-age granitic bedrock of the Little Cottonwood Stock into a variety of alpine landforms including cirques, arêtes, and horns. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah Photographer: Taylor Boden; © 2015

POTD February 23, 2016: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

POTD 2-23-16 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Taylor Boden; © 2015

Lower Red Pine Lake occupies part of a cirque basin below White Baldy (11,321 feet). Pleistocene glaciers carved the Tertiary-age granitic bedrock of the Little Cottonwood Stock into a variety of alpine landforms including cirques, arêtes, and horns.

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah Photographer: Paul Inkenbrandt; © 2015

POTD January 21, 2016: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

Another beautiful morning on the Wasatch Front with another weekend on the way. Big Cottonwood Canyon is looking a little more wintry these days!

POTD 1-19-16 Big Cottonwood Canyon

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Paul Inkenbrandt; © 2015

Tilted and folded Precambrian-age strata on Mount Superior (11,132 feet). Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah Photographer: Mike Hylland; © 2014

POTD September 9, 2015: Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah

POTD 9-9-15 Mount Superior Salt Lake County

Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Mike Hylland; © 2014

Tilted and folded Precambrian-age strata on Mount Superior (11,132 feet).

Earthquake Scenario Aimed at Promoting Preparedness

kuer.org

Northern Utah is due for a major earthquake. Seismologists can’t predict exactly when the Big One might happen, but they have been looking at the hazards Utah is likely to face.

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Rolling in the deep: Mantle flow stress best indicator of US intermountain seismicity

phys.org

Much of what we understand about earthquakes is based on plate tectonics. But for residents of Utah’s seismically restless Wasatch Front, a 120-mile-long metropolitan region anchored by Salt Lake City and bounded by the steep Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake, such theory has fundamental limitations.

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The Great Utah ShakeOut: Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake

deseretnews.com

Drop, cover and hold on. More than 700,000 Utahns will be participating in a statewide earthquake drill Thursday for the annual Great Utah ShakeOut, an initiative to help people and organizations practice how to protect themselves in the event of a major earthquake.

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The startling projections of a quake in Salt Lake City: What you need to know

deseretnews.com

It’s 2 a.m. on an April Thursday. Along the Wasatch Front, most of the more than 2 million Utahns who live here are sleeping, at home in suburban homes or aging apartments, even as thousands of others are working graveyard shifts in hospitals or other businesses.

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