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Damaging earthquake probability in Utah is roughly 50 percent over the next 50 years

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

Today, the Utah Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey released a report (also posted to our Earthquake Program page) that says Utah has roughly a 50 percent chance of having a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. The multiyear study of earthquake probabilities shows that for all faults in the Wasatch Front region, Utah […]

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

Posted on: July 15th, 2015

As of July 8, 2015, 17 people have died from lightning strikes in the United States —¬†ALL of these deaths were avoidable. This is double the average number of year-to-date lightning fatalities (8.8) over the past five years (2010-2014). There are several possible reasons for this, such as more convective activity across the country; an […]