Increase your understanding of the earthquake threat in the Intermountain Seismic Belt through a look at the region's earthquake history in Personalizing the Earthquake Threat. Photos, newspaper articles, and personal accounts have been compiled in this U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program funded project.
Do you live near a fault? Quaternary Fault Maps
for Utah, Yellowstone National Park, the Intermountain Seismic Belt, and the Wasatch Front counties are available to view and download.
Liquefaction is a hazard associated with underlying conditions that exist in the Salt Lake valley. Liquefaction maps show where that hazard is likely to occur.
Some of the most frequently asked Questions and Answers about Utah Earthquakes
are presented to help you understand the earthquake threat.
As early as 1883, G.K. Gilbert recognized and warned of the serious earthquake threat posed by active faults in Utah. Four segments of the Wasatch Fault are overdue for a magnitude 7 - 7.5 earthquake.
Yellowstone National Park
is active with earthquakes in association with volcanic activity and faulting.
Extending from southwestern Montana to northern Arizona, the Intermountain Seismic Belt has fault structures different than the famous faults in California. Yet, it is a very active earthquake region.
The U.S. Geological Survey has a
new earthquake-related web site. U.S.G.S.
Earthquake Hazards Program is a gateway to earthquake information put
out by them for people of all ages. Follow their links to information about
the earthquake hazards and activity in your area.