Earthquake Resources and Reporting

earthquake study utah shake out...
Mary Richards

Earthquake study looks at how ground could move under Salt Lake City

A recent earthquake study links two faults in Salt Lake, and suggests that dangerous liquefaction may occur in larger quakes.
3 months ago
earthquake study utah shake out...
Don Brinkerhoff & Paul Nelson

It’s time for the Great Utah Shake-Out

It’s time once again to practice earthquake preparedness during the Great Utah Shake-Out. 
10 months ago
Caution tape surrounds a damaged building on Magna’s Main Street on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, foll...
John Wojcik

Reflecting on lessons learned, new information one-year after Utah earthquake

Utah has had over 2,500 earthquake aftershocks in the past year, state leaders say it’s more important than ever to be prepared for a potential emergency.
10 months ago
mini earthquake Magna February 21 2021...
Simone Seikaly

Microearthquake reported northwest of Magna, no damage or injuries

The microearthquake registered 2.3 in magnitude and was located roughly two miles from the large earthquake that hit Magna on March 18, 2020.
11 months ago
A 7.8 M Earthquake struck off the coastline of Alaska (USGS)...
MARK THIESSEN Associated Press

Powerful quake jolts Alaska towns, produces small tsunami

A powerful earthquake located off Alaska’s southern coast jolted some coastal communities late Tuesday, forcing some residents to briefly scramble for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.
2 years ago
Historic buildings Utah FEMA earthquake...
Becky Bruce

FEMA approves disaster assistance for Utah earthquake

FEMA announced President Donald Trump has approved federal disaster assistance for Utah from the March earthquake and aftershocks.
2 years ago
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred June 23, 2020 along the southern coastline of Mexico....
Colby Walker

Powerful earthquake shakes southern, central Mexico

A 7.4 M earthquake has hit just off the west coast of Mexico triggering tsunami warnings 600 miles away from the epicenter.
2 years ago
Castle Geyser erupting in Yellowstone in strong back light. Photo courtesy - Getty Images...
Michele Rowe

Yellowstone opens with a number of earthquakes (don’t worry though, it’s normal)

As Yellowstone National Park opens back up, scientists have been out placing seismic detectors showing that the park is as active with earthquakes as ever.
2 years ago
new zealand earthquake...
NICK PERRY Associated Press

‘Quite a decent shake here’: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern interrupted by earthquake in TV interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview.
2 years ago
Nevada Earthquake...
Jay Croft, CNN

6.4-magnitude quake rattles Nevada

An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 6.4 hit Nevada on Friday morning, about 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas near the California border, the US Geological Survey says.
2 years ago
Magna fire station...
Colby Walker

Earthquake damage shuts down Magna fire station

Unified Fire will be closing its Magna 102 fire station after recent earthquakes and aftershocks caused significant damage to the structure.
2 years ago
aftershock...
Becky Bruce

4.2 aftershock rattles nerves across Salt Lake Valley Tuesday night

An 4.2 magnitude aftershock shook the Wasatch Front Tuesday night, just short of a month after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake caused millions in damage. 
2 years ago
Officials with the state’s Division of Facilities Construction and Management surveying damage at...
John Wojcik

Earthquake damage nears $50 million in Salt Lake County

Last month’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake is racking up tens of millions of dollars in damage. More than twenty Granite School District buildings sustained damage.
2 years ago
The Angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint...
Colby Walker

Stone removal to begin on historic Salt Lake Temple

A number of stones on the historic Salt Lake Temple are about to be removed after they were displaced during the recent 5.7 earthquake.
2 years ago
west valley west lake junior high earthquake...
John Wojcik

Junior high closed indefinitely due to earthquake damage

A West Valley school, West Lake STEM Junior High, is closed indefinitely, two weeks after the Magna earthquake caused some serious damage.
2 years ago
utah earthquakes...
Kelli Pierce

Utah launches new website to give information about earthquakes

SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah has launched a new website to give people scientific information about earthquakes, as well as practical advice to help you prepare for an emergency. In a press release from the Utah Office of Emergency Management, earthquakes.utah.gov has several sections, including: Answers to frequently asked questions and rumors […]
2 years ago
Aftershocks continue in Utah...
Simone Seikaly

UPDATE: Did you feel that? Aftershocks continue after 5.7 quake in Magna

Just how long and often can aftershocks continue after the main earthquake hits near you?
2 years ago
Historic buildings Utah FEMA earthquake...
Kelli Pierce

Historic buildings in Utah damaged by earthquake could be saved

Historic buildings in Utah damaged by a 5.7 earthquake could be saved.
2 years ago
(Crews from Dominion Energy inspecting homes in the Western Estates Mobile Home Park.  Credit: Paul...
Paul Nelson

Cleanup from Magna quake continues as some residents grow more frustrated

MAGNA – Some residents in and near the town of Magna are packing up and getting out of their homes after they were deemed “unsafe” by utility crews.  Homeowners have many questions about where they can go and how they can pay for repairs from the Magna earthquake. As you pass through the streets of […]
2 years ago
depression...
Mark Jackson

Ways you can beat stress during hard times

It's been a crazy couple of weeks and that can cause some stress and anxiety, but experts say there are ways to ease tensions, one of which, is to remember that most of us have been through hard times before and we made it through.
2 years ago
Safety officials try to quash false rumors after earthquake in Utah, President Trump green lit FEMA...
Paul Nelson

Safety officials try to quash false rumors after earthquake in Utah

Emergency officials are pointing the fingers at social media after several false rumors were going around after this morning’s earthquake.
2 years ago
salt lake airport earthquake...
Kelli Pierce

Salt Lake airport reopens hours after 5.7 magnitude earthquake

Salt Lake City International Airport evacuated passengers and closed for several hours in the wake of a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Magna.
2 years ago
aftershocks...
Becky Bruce

Aftershocks continue to rattle northern Utah, but don’t buy the rumors

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake, the most recent of dozens of aftershocks, shook northern Utah around 1:12 p.m. Wednesday, hours after an initial 5.7 quake.
2 years ago
utah earthquakes...
Colby Walker

What to do during an earthquake: Here’s what the experts say

Many across Utah experienced their first major earthquake on Wednesday, Nationally renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones joined Dave and Dujanovic to discuss what happened, and what we should do when the next quake shakes things up.
2 years ago

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