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SUMMARY OF CACHE VALLEY 1962 EARTHQUAKE

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Name:                    Cache Valley, UT
Local Date (Time):       Aug 30, 1962  (6:35 a.m.)
GMT Date (Time):         Aug 30, 1962  (1335)
Location:                Utah-Idaho border N of Richmond, UT
Epicenter:               41 55.20   111 37.80   [6]
Magnitude:               5.7  [6]
Intensity:               VII  [7]
Felt Area:               170,000 Sq. Kilometers [7]

Significant aftershocks: None

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Newspaper Accounts

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  Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) (last date searched 09/10/1962)
     Headline:         Sharp Quake Rocks Northern Utah
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, E, G, L, N, P

     Headline:         Utahns Jolted By Earth Shock
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  E, N, P

     Headline:         Damage Toll High In Logan Area
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, G, I, L, N, P

     Headline:         Temblor's Jolt Knocks U. Seismograph 'Off the Record'
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         Beehive State Ranks High in Frequency of Quakes
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         No Tremor Felt at Yellowstone
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         Cache Valley Mops Up Costly Quake Damages
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, G, I, L, P, S

     Headline:         1934 Temblor Remains Worst on Utah Record
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         What's Haven From Quake?
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  A

     Headline:         Cache Near Normal In Quake Cleanup
     Date:             09/01/1962
     Info Categories:  A, G, I, R

     Headline:         Disaster Loans Okayed For Cache Residents
     Date:             09/01/1962
     Info Categories:  A, I

     Headline:         Quake Loss Minor at USU Campus
     Date:             09/01/1962
     Info Categories:  B, R

     Headline:         Cache Still Checking Quake Damage Toll
     Date:             09/03/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I


  Herald Journal (Logan, UT) (last date searched 09/21/1962)
     Headline:         Quake Spawned By East Cache Fault Rocks Area; Damage High
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I, L, N, P

     Headline:         Fallen Plaster...Cracks And Bricks
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, G, I, L, N, P

     Headline:         'Follow-up' Note Causes Concern
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, E, I, P, S

     Headline:         A Newspaper Office As A Quake Hits
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, I, P

     Headline:         About Town
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  I

     Headline:         Crawlers Shaken, Too
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  H, I

     Headline:         Observations And Comments Following Today's Earthquake
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  B, H, N, P

     Headline:         Condemns Historic Richmond Tabernacle
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, I, S

     Headline:         Schools Assess Temblor Damage
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, I, P, R

     Headline:         USU Surveys Bring Out Quake Damage
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B

     Headline:         Red Cross Disaster Offices Set Up In Richmond, Logan
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  A

     Headline:         Six Calves Since The Quake
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  H, I

     Headline:         Some Citizens Give Reaction To The Quake
     Date:             09/02/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, H, I, P

     Headline:         U.S. Small Business Agency Labels Cache Disaster Area
     Date:             09/02/1962
     Info Categories:  A

     Headline:         City Engineer Reports On Quake Probes
     Date:             09/04/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I

     Headline:         Repairs To Make School Safer Than Before Quake
     Date:             09/04/1962
     Info Categories:  B, R

     Headline:         Quake Lasts 35 Seconds; East-West Motion .13g
     Date:             09/05/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         Red Cross Aids Victims Of Cache Quake
     Date:             09/05/1962
     Info Categories:  A

     Headline:         Church Building Committeemen Give Verdict On Logan Chapel
     Date:             09/06/1962
     Info Categories:  I, R

     Headline:         USU Geologist Requests Cache Earthquake Data
     Date:             09/07/1962
     Info Categories:  R, S

     Headline:         Logan Junior High Will Reopen Monday Morning
     Date:             09/07/1962
     Info Categories:  R

     Headline:         Red Cross Disaster Advisory Committee
     Date:             09/09/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, R

     Headline:         In Your Rebuilding --
     Date:             09/09/1962
     Info Categories:  A

     Headline:         Aftershock Is Recorded Sunday Morn
     Date:             09/10/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, G

     Headline:         County Schools Assess Quake Damage
     Date:             09/12/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, P


  Ogden Standard Examiner (last date searched 09/10/1962)
     Headline:         Quake Rocks Area, Centers Near Logan
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, E, I, L, P

     Headline:         Last Tremor For Ogden Came In 1934
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         New Tremor To Follow, Expert Says
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  S

     Headline:         Logan, Provo Firms Jolted By Earthquake
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I, N

     Headline:         Quake Effect In Ogden? 'The Jitters'
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, G, I, N, P

     Headline:         Ceiling Falls On Bed, But Girl, 18, Safe
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  B, P

     Headline:         Quake Potential High In Utah, Experts Reveal
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  S

     Headline:         Takes A Quake To Wake Boy, 17, In Salt Lake
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  H, P

     Headline:         Nightcrawlers Upset, Too!
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  H

     Headline:         Earthquake Sidelights -- Birthday Party--For Me?
     Date:             08/30/1962
     Info Categories:  E, G, H, P

     Headline:         Apprehension Clings To State In Wake Of Area Earthquake
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I, P

     Headline:         The Bride-To-Be Was Shaken
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, N, P

     Headline:         Cache Area To Receive Disaster Aid
     Date:             09/02/1962
     Info Categories:  A, G, I, R

     Headline:         Cache County Weighing Quake Loss
     Date:             09/03/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I


  Salt Lake Tribune (last date searched 09/06/1962)
     Headline:         Quake Rocks Northern Utah
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  E, S

     Headline:         6 West States Feel Tremor
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, G, I, L, N, P

     Headline:         Store Opens By A Crack
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  A, I

     Headline:         Large Blast? Hundreds Thought So
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  P

     Headline:         Temple Ruin Listed Slight
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, R

     Headline:         Jolts Silence Logan City School Bells
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, I

     Headline:         Quake Wake Rumbles In South Idaho
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  H, N, P

     Headline:         S.L. Water Lines Escape Quake
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  L

     Headline:         Jar Marks Birthday
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  H, P

     Headline:         Next Quake?  It's Really Anybody's Guess
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  E, H, I, N, P

     Headline:         Quake 'One Of Worst' For Utah
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  E

     Headline:         Shock In Richmond Shatters 30 Years
     Date:             08/31/1962
     Info Categories:  B, E, P

     Headline:         Fear Of New Quake Haunts Cache Crews
     Date:             09/01/1962
     Info Categories:  A, B, G, I, R

     Headline:         Cache Areas Open For SBA Loans
     Date:             09/01/1962
     Info Categories:  A

     Headline:         Quake Area Jitters Easing As Crews Speed Repairs
     Date:             09/02/1962
     Info Categories:  A, R


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Photographs Available

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     Description:     Strong-motion accelerogram; recorded at Utah State University in Logan, UT
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: S

     Description:     Bricks from drugstore wall fell through roof of City Cafe.  Lewiston, UT.
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Inside City Cafe.  Lewiston, UT
     Source:          Salt Lake Tribune Library
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Toppled headstones in Richmond Cemetery.  Richmond, UT
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: N

     Description:     New spring on Logan-Cache Airport property.  Logan, UT
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: G, L

     Description:     Logan Printing Co. bricks litter alley.  Logan, UT
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Brick veneer damage to apartment.  Logan, UT
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     North Cache High School.  Richmond, UT
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: B, R

     Description:     Logan Junior High's new brick parapet.  Logan, UT 
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: B, R

     Description:     Repairing buildings on Main Street.  Logan, UT 
     Source:          Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
     Info Categories: B, R

     Description:     Fallen carport. Richmond, UT
     Source:          Ariel Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B, L

     Description:     Roy Murray home with collapsed wall.  Richmond, UT
     Source:          Ariel D. Benson, Richmond, Ut
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Falling bricks just missed girl in bed.  Richmond, UT
     Source:          Ariel D. Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B, P

     Description:     Bedroom damage in Harold Miller home.  Richmond, UT
     Source:          Ariel D. Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Porch columns cracked and tilted.  Richmond, UT
     Source:          Ariel Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Home with brick wall partially collapsed.  Richmond, UT 
     Source:          Ariel Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Inside Benson Stake Tabernacle.  Richmond, UT 
     Source:          Ariel Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Before the Quake: Benson Stake Tabernacle.  Richmond, UT 
     Source:          Ariel Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     After Quake: Demolition of Benson Stake Tabernacle.  Richmond, UT 
     Source:          Ariel Benson, Richmond, UT
     Info Categories: B, I

     Description:     Charles Burbank home with cracked walls & fallen porch.  Richmond, UT 
     Source:          Ogden Standard Examiner
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Plaster on desks in North Cache High School.  Richmond, UT 
     Source:          Ogden Standard Examiner
     Info Categories: N

     Description:     Grocery store aisle.  Cache Valley, UT 
     Source:          Utah State University Special Collections & Archives (Logan, UT)
     Info Categories: N

     Description:     Inside Model Billiards.  Logan, UT 
     Source:          Utah State University Special Collections & Archives (Logan, UT)
     Info Categories: B

     Description:     Broken plate glass display window; Keith O'Brien Department Store. 
     Source:          Utah State University Special Collections & Archives (Logan, UT)
     Info Categories: N

     Description:     Debris on piano in local church.  Logan, UT 
     Source:          Utah State University Special Collections & Archives (Logan, UT)
     Info Categories: N

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Individual Accounts Available

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     Description:      Young man awakened by quake in River Heights, UT
     Author:           Alldredge, Clifford I.
     Info Categories:  B, E, N

     Description:      Junior high school student at home in Logan, UT
     Author:           Sanders, Craig
     Info Categories:  B, E, N

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Additional Sources of Information Available
      
     Title:               Earthquakes in Utah
     Publication:         Seismicity in the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised)
     Info Categories:     B, G

     Title:               United States Earthquakes 1962
     Publication:         United States Earthquakes 1962
     Info Categories:     B, E, G, N, P

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