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Earthquake exercise will help Guard, hospital, plan

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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.

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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

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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 March 10, 2014: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Mike Hylland; ©2011

A sawtoothed ridge (arête) of glacially carved granitic rock separates the Maybird and Red Pine drainages. South side of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County.

POTD March 7, 2014: Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Mike Hylland; ©2011

Many streams in Utah’s high mountain ranges, like this one in Bells Canyon, flow down canyons where “streams” of glacial ice once flowed. Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County.

POTD March 4, 2014: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Mike Hylland; ©2011

The “”wrinkled” surface of a rock glacier on the floor of Maybird Gulch hints at the Ice Age glacial activity that carved this tributary to Little Cottonwood Canyon. Ice below the ground surface, now likely all melted away, once allowed the bouldery deposit to imperceptibly flow down the valley floor, forming the arcuate ridges at the ground surface.

POTD January 21, 2014: Mount Baldy, Salt Lake County, Utah

Mount Baldy, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Rich Giraud

Wildflowers among sandstone boulders of the Cambrian-age Ophir Formation, Mount Baldy, Salt Lake County

POTD October 28, 2013: Lone Peak, Salt Lake and Utah Counties, Utah

Lone Peak, Salt Lake and Utah Counties, Utah
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan

Differential weathering creates unusual patterns on the Little Cottonwood quartz monzonite, Lone Peak, Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

POTD October 11, 2013: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Taylor Boden

Igneous (gray) and metasedimentary (brown) rocks in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah.

POTD October 9, 2013: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah.
Photographer: Stefan Kirby

Pfiefferhorn Peak, a glacier-carved “horn” above Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah