Earthquake Site Conditions in the Wasatch Front Urban Corridor, Utah
We mapped and characterized Quaternary site conditions using shear-wave-velocity (Vs)-profile data for basins along the Wasatch Front urban corridor to provide a basis for estimating soil response during earthquake ground shaking. We map site conditions for each individual basin using surficial geologic mapping as a foundation, taking into account local conditions and subsurface information to delineate units using mean Vs for the upper 30 meters (Vs30) that we relate to International Building Code (IBC) site classes.
McDonald, G.N. and Ashland, F.X., 2008, Earthquake site conditions in the Wasatch Front urban corridor, Utah: Utah Geological Special Study 125, 41 p., 1 plate, scale 1:150,000.