Assessment of Regional Earthquake Hazards and Risk Along the Wasatch Front, Utah
After more than a century of research, geologists and other scientists have increased their understanding of the tectonic processes at work in the Wasatch Front and are now beginning to answer the questions about the seismicity and tectonics of the Wasatch Front that Gilbert and others first posed Scientists, engineers, architects, urban planners, and emergency managers are not waiting for a major earthquake disaster to learn that measures must be implemented to mitigate an earthquake's effects. They are taking actions now to prepare for and to mitigate the physical effects of such an earthquake.
Youngs, R.R., Swan, F.H., Power, M.S., Schwartz, D.P., and Green, R.K., 2000, Probabilistic analysis of earthquake ground shaking hazard along the Wasatch Front, Utah, in P.L. Gori and W.W. Hays (eds.), Assessment of Regional Earthquake Hazards and Risk Along the Wasatch Front, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1500-K-R, p. M1-M74.
The Forest Service will host its remaining two public meetings in Queen Valley on October 8 and in Tempe on October 10.
Video & Materials
A video presentation – the same information introduced at each public meeting – as well as meeting materials (posters and newsletter) are available for public review.
Draft EIS Released
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange is now available for review under the 'EIS Info' tab.
Comment on DEIS
Optional ways to comment on the Draft EIS are located under the 'EIS Info' and the 'Public Involvement' tabs.