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Utah Shaken by Recent Earthquakes

Utah Shaken by Recent Earthquakes

By Mandi Johansen

February 28, 2019

  In recent days, many people across the Wasatch front have been concerned after hearing about or being woken up by earthquakes. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) have recorded over 139 earthquakes near Bluffdale, Utah between the Feb. 13 and Feb. 25. The largest earthquake occurred on Feb. 15, at 5:0...

Foglesong: Democracies Better Suited to Handle Crises

Foglesong: Democracies Better Suited to Handle Crises

By Samuel Foglesong

October 27, 2017

On Sept. 19, the 8 million inhabitants of Mexico City awoke to violent shaking and the sound of destruction. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped through the city and countryside, resulting in more than 300 deaths, countless injuries and irreparable damage to homes and infrastructure. For many Mexicans,...

Earthquakes Measured by U Seismologists in Idaho Have Utahns Worrying About the Prospects of “the Big One”

Earthquakes Measured by U Seismologists in Idaho Have Utahns Worrying About the Prospects of “the Big One”

By Steven Morgan

September 24, 2017

Soda Springs, Idaho has been shaking this month due to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that set off what appears to be a chain reaction of smaller quakes. Though there was only minimal damage in the area, subsequent reverberations have been felt as far south as Ogden. Of these 25 or so aftershocks, 23 are...

Earthquake Drill at the U Will Shake it Off

November 3, 2014

The U will hold an earthquake drill on Wednesday to test the campus alert system. The drill is part of a four-day emergency response exercise on campus from Nov. 3 to 6 called “Vigilant Guard Utah 2014.” The event is in collaboration with Utah’s National Guard and the Division of Em...

U prepares for emergency

U prepares for emergency

April 17, 2013

Students and faculty participated in the U’s Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill to drop, cover and hold Wednesday morning as a part of the annual statewide ShakeOut drill and Earthquake Awareness Month. The Wasatch Fault, a fracture within the earth that runs directly through 1300 East in Salt ...

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