earthquakes

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No one can predict when, where, and how big the next earthquake might be, but earthquake-prone places like California and Japan have installed systems that can warn of ground-shaking a few seconds in advance.  These systems, known as “earthquake early warning systems,” exploit the different waves produced by earthquakes.

USU Extension

 

After the earthquake in Utah on Wednesday morning, Utah State University Extension family andconsumer sciences educator Teresa Hunsaker provided the following tips. Hunsaker is a regular contributor to the  Utah Public Radio program "The Green Thumb."

With the recent earthquake near Salt Lake City, many people are wondering how they can be prepared if there are more to come.

Flicker

Between efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and the largest earthquake Utah has seen in 28 years, there is a lot of uncertainty right now. It’s hard for everyone to deal with, but children especially may find themselves confused when large, scary, current events like these dominate the news cycle. 

Rob McDermott

Last week, the 3.9 earthquake centered near Tremonton came as a big surprise to Box Elder County geologists - caused by one of many unknown faults in northern Utah.

Another Earthquake Shakes Utah

Mar 4, 2019

Officials are reporting that a 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near the Utah-Colorado border and was felt in the tourist town of Moab, Utah.

Daily Express

Volcanoes have been much in the news of late, with eruptions in Hawaii, Guatemala, and most recently, in Bali. You may know that Yellowstone National Park sits on a “supervolcano,” 44 miles wide. An eruption of this caldera volcano, as scientists call it, is very unlikely, but potentially catastrophic. We’ll talk about volcanoes in general and the Yellowstone supervolcano specifically today.