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Earthquake hazard reduction in Utah

Vee J. Sharp

Earthquake hazard reduction in Utah

a report to the 42nd legislature

by Vee J. Sharp

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Published by Office of the Legislative Research in [Salt Lake City] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Utah.
    • Subjects:
    • Earthquake hazard analysis -- Utah.,
    • Disaster relief -- Utah.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementby Vee J. Sharp.
      SeriesResearch report - Office of Legislative Research, State of Utah ; no. 14, Research report (Utah. Legislature. Office of Legislative Research) ;, no. 14.
      ContributionsUtah. Office of Legislative Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE535.2.U6 S5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination58, [15] p. :
      Number of Pages58
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4696290M
      LC Control Number77623329

      Utah averages a magnitude 6 earthquake once every 15 to 20 years. Earthquakes in Utah-How Serious is the Threat? Utah Earthquake Probabilities. Many Utah residents discount the earthquake hazard based on the near absence of moderate to large earthquakes, particularly along the Wasatch Front, since pioneer settlement in The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has four basic goals directly related to the mitigation of hazards caused by earthquake: Develop effective practices and policies for earthquake loss-reduction and accelerate their implementation. Improve techniques to reduce seismic vulnerability of facilities and systems.

      Birch, T.C. () Proposed seismic multi-hazard reduction plan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints educational system's released time seminaries in the Salt Lake Valley. M.A. Thesis (F. May, Chair). Get this from a library! Earthquake hazards along the Wasatch Sierra-Nevada frontal fault zones, 29 July August proceedings of Conference X. [R Ernest Anderson; Robert Baer Smith; J F Evernden; Pamela D Andriese; National .

      Information on earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction with links to news reports, products and services, educational resources for teachers, glossary, and current U.S. earthquake activity map. Earthquakes: Frequently Asked Questions. fault and fold database and map of Utah, by Black and others, UGS Map DM. This map is an update of a publication called Quaternary tectonics of Utah with emphasis on earthquake-hazard characterization, UGS Bulletin , by S. Hecker, , which contains additional geologic information on Utah’s earthquake hazard.


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Earthquake hazard reduction in Utah by Vee J. Sharp Download PDF EPUB FB2

In understanding the earthquake hazard in Utah and have in­ fluenced the development of earthquake research in Utah. An earthquake occurred in Owens Valley, California in and destroyed the town of Lone Pine.

Of the to in­ habitants of the town, 27 were killed and about 60 injured. EARTHQUAKE HAZARD EV ALUA TION OF TIlE WEST VALLEY FAULT ZONE IN TIlE SALT LAKE CITY URBAN AREA, UTAH by Jeffrey R. Keaton 1, Principal Investigator and Donald R. Currey 2, Co-principallnvestigator Award Recipient Dames & Moore, East Broadway, SuiteSalt Lake City, Utah (Dames & Moore Job Number ).

he National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Act, passed by Congress inestablished the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP), a long-term effort to reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes. The U.S.

Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology work. Working Groups. Technical working groups established in by the Utah Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey meet annually in February to review earthquake-related research activities, evaluate long-term plans for producing up-to-date earthquake hazard maps, and develop partnerships and funding sources for investigations to reduce the risk from earthquakes.

Even though the seismic hazard risk in Colorado is relatively low to moderate compared to other states like California, it is likely that future damaging earthquakes will occur in Colorado.

More than earthquake tremors of magnitude or higher have. magnitude earthquake UTC at UTC Location: Epicenter atkm from Herriman ( miles). Utah is a seismically active region; A majority of Utah's population is concentrated in the areas of greatest hazard; Many of Utah's older buildings and lifelines have low earthquake resistance; What Will Happen.

It varies from building to building and from floor to floor. Lower floors will shake rapidly, much like smaller buildings.

Hazards in Utah Potential Disasters. Because of its varying climate and terrain, Utah can experience a variety of disasters. Wildfires can strike during the hot, dry summer months and severe storms during the winter season can blanket parts of the state, causing power outages and increased avalanche danger.

The earthquake hazard along the Wasatch Front is critical because more than 80 percent of Utah’s population is concentrated here, as are most of the state’s utility lines, critical facilities, industries, and major dams.

Minimum losses predicted for a major earthquake (magnitude ) in the Salt Lake City area include over $40 billion in damage. Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of (Amended ) The following is a summary of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of (Public Law42 U.S.C.

seq.), as amended by Public Laws,and Existing Building Code of Utah ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS: International Existing Building Code (IEBC ) Chapter 1 Scope and Administration Chapter 2 Definitions Chapter A5 Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Concrete Buildings.

Section A Purpose. ing earthquake probabilities are useful for seismic hazard analyses and can help inform the development of public policies leading to effective earthquake loss-reduction efforts.

The Working Group on Utah Earthquake Probabilities (WGUEP) has assessed the probability of large earthquakes in the Wasatch Front region. There is aAuthor: Christopher B. DuRoss. All About Earthquakes: The Science Behind Earthquakes and is a major hazard associated with earthquakes in Utah.

The Hansel Valley and Largest Earthquake in Utah-Ma Hansel Valley, near Kosmo (30 miles north of Great Salt Lake) Mag File Size: 1MB. Bradley Bartholomew is the Utah Division of Emergency Management section manager for the Mitigation and Recovery Section and the State Hazard Mitigation Officer, where he oversees state mitigation planning and programs.

His goal is to build resilient communities through natural hazard mitigation and recovery after disaster. The mitigation program works with the Federal. Many state and territorial governments include programs or positions responsible for coordinating efforts to reduce seismic risks.

Earthquake programs are typically found in state emergency management agencies and state earthquake risk-reduction activities are typically led by earthquake program managers or coordinators or by state hazard mitigation officers.

The member volunteer Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) and its staff functions for state and local governments, the private sector, and the public to advance earthquake-related issues by developing, researching, and recommending seismic policies, approaches, and outreach aimed at reducing Utah's earthquake hazards and managing Utah's earthquake risk.

Earthquake can cause building and bridges to collapse, down telephone and power lines, and result in fires, explosions, and landslides. Earthquake can also cause huge ocean waves, called tsunamis, which travel long distances over water until they crash into coastal uakes occur most often in states west of the Rocky Mountains, though.

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of ; USGS - "Reported Investments in Earthquake Mitigation Top $73 to $80 Billion in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Since the Loma Prieta Earthquake" "A Milestone for Forecasting Earthquake Hazards" AccuWeather in Alaska: Uncovering the mysteries of earthquakes.

Earthquake Information for Park City, Utah. Park City, UT has a high earthquake risk, with a total of earthquakes since The USGS database shows that there is a % chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Park City, UT within the next 50 years.

The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Park City, UT was a Magnitude in Earthquake Information for Utah. There are 3, earthquake incidents in Utah on record since The state averages 38 earthquakes per year.

The largest earthquake on record for Utah occurred on 03/28/, with a depth of miles and a magnitude of on the Richter scale in Box Elder County, UT. The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Earthquakes represent the largest single potential source for casualties and damage from a natural hazard in the United gh damaging earthquakes occur infrequently, they strike without warning, resulting in catastrophic Northridge, California earthquake.A new federal earthquake map slightly tweaks the shaking hazards for Utah and the rest of the nation — increasing the risk in some areas and decreasing it in others.magnitude earthquake UTC at Ap UTC Location: Epicenter atkm from Salt Lake City ( miles).