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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


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

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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.

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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 Earthquake hazard reduction in Utah book,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.

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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). For more information on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Aug After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it’s considered a win if no one gets hurt and buildings.

New Guidelines May Soon Mean More Buildings Protected By Earthquake Shock Absorbers. March 3, The EERI Utah Chapter, in cooperation with FEMA, has completed an earthquake scenario report for the greater Wasatch Front region.

A publication of this detail has never been created for Utah. The Utah Chapter hopes that the report will “catalyze public and private actions that will increase pre-disaster resiliency through earthquake. 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 Bulletinby S. Hecker,which contains additional geologic information on Utah’s earthquake hazard. Fault-Zone Segmentation.

Case Study: Segmentation and Paleoseismicity of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah. Models of Earthquake Recurrence. Case Study: Twelve Centuries of Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault. Conditional Probabilities for Future Earthquakes. Earthquake Prediction. Earthquake-Hazard Reduction. Adjustments to Earthquake Activity.

Utah's biggest earthquake fault runs east of Salt Lake City, at the base of the steep Wasatch Mountains. About 75 percent of the state's population lives near the.

It was the only paper listed in the Bibliography of North American Geology between and about earthquake forecasting or predictions. The issues and concepts in Gilbert’s paper—earthquake prediction, earthquake engineering, land use, risk evaluation, and insurance—anticipated many elements of the Earthquake Hazard Reduction Act of.

Next week, the USGS and our nation commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most destructive earthquake disasters in U.S. history -- the Loma Prieta earthquake. The magnitude quake struck on October 17 in the southern portion of the Bay Area near Santa Cruz and was responsible for the deaths of 63 people and more than 3, injuries.

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The model's loss estimates are based on a scenario earthquake on a fault in an area of interest. Earthquake Hazard in Arizona Larry D. Fellows Director and State Geologist In the last hundred years ten earthquakes have each caused more t deaths.

Last year strong earthquakes shook Turkey (twice), Taiwan, Mexico, Greece, Columbia, and southern California. In the first Turkey quake, 15, to 20, people died. After. The Utah Department of Natural Resources Map and Bookstore is operated by the Utah Geological Survey; a division of the Department of Natural Resources.

This is an example of a HTML caption with a link. Featured products. Utah Geology Calendar. $ The Wasatch Front is one of the most seismically at risk areas in Utah and in the Intermountain West.

Scientists are looking at thousands of years of earthquake history to learn more about the hazard we face. In Christchurch, New Zealand in February,a magnitude earthquake struck six miles from the city center.