Earthquakes

Students participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Lake Jr. High building in 2022...
Kyle Remund

West Lake Jr. High rebuilds after 2020 earthquake

West Lake Jr. High is being rebuilt with earthquake safety in mind, and the Granite district is preparing for future emergencies, too.
3 months ago
FILE: Caution tape surrounds the VFW building on Magna’s Main Street on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, ...
Curt Gresseth

How an earthquake impacts homes and buildings 

A structural engineer discusses how an earthquake rattles homes and buildings.
3 months ago
Earthquake shows on Seismometer...
Peter Johnston

Higher-magnitude earthquake is coming to Utah, warns expert

One expert is warning Utah to be prepare for a higher-magnitude earthquake then the 5.7 magnitude one that hit in 2020.
3 months ago
A fourth grade student sits under her desk during the 2023 Great Utah ShakeOut drill....
Adam Small

Great Utah ShakeOut: State’s largest earthquake drill happens today

The state's largest earthquake drill, the Great Utah ShakeOut, happens today. It will help people across the state prepare for earthquakes.
3 months ago
buildings are destroyed following an earthquake...
Curt Gresseth

Great Utah Shakeout: How to make your home earthquake-safe

An adviser discusses how to make your home safe for the Great Utah Shakeout.
3 months ago
earthquake...
Curt Gresseth

Are you ready for an earthquake in Utah?

An expert from Be Ready Utah advises during an earthquake, drop, cover and hold on.
3 months ago
New York City was struck by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake early Friday morning....
Associated Press

An earthquake centered between NYC and Philadelphia rattles much of the Northeast

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake has struck New York City on Friday morning near Lebanon, New Jersey.
4 months ago
A live view of the coast of Okinawa, where there is a tsunami warning after an earthquake hit the c...
Associated Press

A strong earthquake rocks Taiwan, collapsing buildings

A powerful earthquake struck off Taiwan rocking the entire island and collapsing buildings.
4 months ago
9 Seismometers shown, the u of u says milford has had 500 small earthquakes recently...
Heather Peterson

More than 500 earthquakes strike north of Milford in two weeks

Researchers said all of the recent earthquakes near Milford have been relatively small at a 2.7 magnitude or below.
5 months ago
FILE: Fred Moesinger, owner of BTG Wine Bar and Caffe Molise in Salt Lake City, and Dave Smith, a m...
Adam Small

State lawmaker requests funds to bring early earthquake warning system to Utah

Rep. Doug Owens wants $5 million initially, and $1 million yearly, to get an early earthquake warning system up and running in Utah.
6 months ago
damage from utah earthquake in 2020...
Britt Johnson

Wasatch Front has high chance for a damaging earthquake in the next century

In Utah, specifically along the Wasatch Front, there's a 50% to 75% chance of experiencing a damaging earthquake within the next 100 years.
6 months ago
A fissure stretches across a road in the town of Grindavik, Iceland....
Mariah Maynes

Iceland earthquakes, volcanic activity explained by a seismologist

A University of Utah professor joined Dave & Dujanovic to shed some light on the situation in Iceland.
8 months ago
a man points at a seismometer which is used to measure earthquake like the one in magna...
Adam Small

Experts pitch early earthquake detection systems for Utah

Members of the Utah Geological Survey and other organizations want to bring an earthquake detection system to the Beehive State.
9 months ago
caution tape in front of main street after earthquake,...
Curt Gresseth

Do you know where to shelter when an earthquake hits?

If an earthquake hit your neighborhood tomorrow, would you know where to go to find safety? A safety expert shares potentially life-saving advice.
10 months ago
Residents flee their homes after an earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near the epicenter of the ...
Mark Jones

Comparing the Morocco earthquake to the 2020 Utah quake

A University of Utah expert said there is a large difference between the recent Morocco earthquake and Utah's March 2020 temblor.
10 months ago
utah national guard members perform a rescue exercise...
Brianna Chavez

Utah National Guard in Morocco for training exercise, ‘ready’ to assist Moroccan allies

Utah National Guards are in Morocco and ready "to respond if needed" after a deadly earthquake that took place late Friday, according to ranking officials.
10 months ago
Gov. Spencer Cox stand with the Utah National Guard. Sep. 9, 2023 (Gov. Spencer Cox)...
Clayre Scott

Utah National Guard members leave for Morocco for disaster exercise in the aftermath of deadly earthquake

Gov. Spencer Cox announced members of the Utah National Guard will leave Saturday to assist Morocco after a devastating earthquake killed over a 1,000 people.
10 months ago
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — A rare, monstrous earthquake struck Morocco, sending people racing fr...
SAM METZ and MOSA'AB ElSHAMY Associated Press

Powerful quake in Morocco kills more than 1,000 people and damages historic buildings in Marrakech

At least 1,037 people died, and another 1,204 people were injured. The famous 12th century Koutoubia Mosque also suffered some damage.
10 months ago
learning about fault lines...
Mark Jones

3.7 earthquake reported near Huntsville area, no injuries reported

An earthquake, measuring at 3.7 on the Richter scale, was felt Wednesday night in northern Utah. The epicenter was 10 miles northeast of Huntsville.
11 months ago
a man points at a seismometer which is used to measure earthquake like the one in magna...
Kate Davis

2.5 earthquake reported in Magna

Seismologists in Utah are reporting that a 2.5 magnitude earthquake hit Magna just before 12 p.m. Wednesday.
1 year ago
learning about fault lines...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Utah Geological Survey learning more on connection between Wasatch and West Valley fault lines

Scientists with the Utah Geological Survey are learning just how connected the Wasatch Fault line is to the West Valley fault line.
1 year ago
The annual Great Utah Shake Out will is today, Thursday, April 20. Will you participate? It's a sta...
Simone Seikaly

The Great Utah Shake Out is today, are you ready?

During The Great Utah Shake Out, cities will test emergency equipment and residents are asked to "drop, take cover, and hold on."
1 year ago
Emergency prep is important for preparing for the unexpected...
Carlos Artiles Fortun

Emergency prep: Preparing for the unexpected and learning to prep

Utah Morning News hosts, Tim Hughes and Amanda Dickson spoke with several experts about what we need to know to prepare. 
1 year ago
People react after an earthquake in Antakya in Hatay province, Turkey, Feb. 20, 2023.  REUTERS/Clod...
Jonny Hallam, Yusuf Gezer, Isil Sariyuce, Eyad Kourdi and Jomana Karadsheh, CNN

Magnitude 6.3 aftershock strikes southern Turkey, killing 3 and injuring hundreds

A magnitude 6.3 aftershock struck southern Turkey two weeks after a massive earthquake killed tens of thousands of people.
1 year ago