Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Utah earthquake hazards report available



The report, “Assessment of Regional Earthquake Hazards and Risk Along the Wasatch Front, Utah” (U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1500-A-J), edited by Paula L. Gori and Walter W. Hays, is now available. It documents the geological and geophysical findings resulting from the 5-year collaborative program in Utah undertaken by the USGS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Utah Geological Survey, the Utah Division of Comprehensive Management, the University of Utah, and Utah State University. The ten chapters that comprise the report concentrate on explaining the tectonic framework and potential for the occurrence of large damaging earthquakes in the Wasatch Front area.