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A Guide to Reducing Losses from Future Earthquakes in Utah - Consensus Document

Walter J. Arabasz

A Guide to Reducing Losses from Future Earthquakes in Utah - Consensus Document

Concensus Document

by Walter J. Arabasz

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Published by Utah Geological Survey .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Engineering - General,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12085994M
    ISBN 101557913102
    ISBN 109781557913104

    Utah’s Risk MAP Program collaborates with state, tribal and local entities, to deliver quality data via mapping that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property. Jamie Huff Utah Risk MAP Program Manager [email protected] Kathy Holder Utah Floodplain Coordinator [email protected] EARTHQUAKE FAULT MAP OF A PORTION OF CACHE COUNTY, UTAH Explanation Latest Quaternary fault (where fault movement has occurred in the p years) - Most likely to generate future earthquakes. Quaternary fault (15, -1,, years) 0 Cities ^m Water Bodies Map Location This map is for general reference only.


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A Guide to Reducing Losses from Future Earthquakes in Utah - Consensus Document by Walter J. Arabasz Download PDF EPUB FB2

REDUCING EARTHQUAKE LOSSES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES Imost 75 percent of Utah's population lives near the Wasatch Fault. Earth scientists have shown that this fault has repeatedly experi­ enced strong earthquakes of magnitude 7 or larger and will continue to do so in the future.

Efforts to in- crease public awareness of earthquake hazards inAuthor: Michael N. Machette, William M. Brown. REDUCING EARTHQUAKE LOSSES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES ""4$$$''mror!im%^, decades» Southern^^.

Californians have worked to reduce their vulnerability to earth­ quakes. The North- ridge shock, damaging as it was, proved the value of these efforts. Yet, much more needs to be done. Scientists are preparing new maps of the earth­Author: Kenneth W. Hudnut, James J.

Mori, William H. Prescott, Peter H. Stauffer. Utah and the Intermountain West are Seismically Active. Geologic evidence shows that movement on the Wasatch fault and other faults in Utah can cause earthquakes of magnitude towith potentially catastrophic effects.

However, it can be difficult to use this knowledge to make us safer in our daily lives. Expanding and Using Knowledge to Reduce Earthquake Losses: The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program input offered during the workshops has had a significant impact on the overall direction of future earthquake hazard mitigation efforts as identified in the Plan.

This is a living document. Factors affecting earthquake risk. The recommendations and suggestions included in this document are intended to improve earthquake preparedness. However, they do not guarantee the safety of any individual, structure, or facility.

Neither the United States nor the State of Utah assumes liability for any injury, death, or property damage. To reduce the effects of earthquakes on communities, an effective earthquake hazard reduction program must be developed. This is done by developing, implementing and promoting earthquake hazard reduction measures including vulnerability assessments, preparedness and response planning, mitigation, public awareness and education.

The Working Group on Utah Earthquake Probabilities (WGUEP) has assessed the probability of large earthquakes in the Wasatch Front region. There is a 43 percent probability of one or more magnitude (M) or greater earthquakes and a 57 percent probability of one or more M or greater earthquakesAuthor: Christopher B.

DuRoss. How to Reduce Risks As demonstrated above, losses associated with natural hazards can be costly. Efforts can be made to reduce the amount of losses sustained to a community prior to the onset of the disaster. While many natural hazards cannot be avoided, damage to property, infrastructure, and loss of lifeFile Size: 6MB.

A majority of Utah's population is concentrated in the areas of greatest hazard; Many of Utah's older buildings and lifelines have low earthquake resistance; Utah's Earthquake Preparedness Guide.

This guide explains what to do before, during and after and earthquake with all the latest information about Utah's earthquake threat.

I am pleased to present the following report, “National Strategy Recommendations: Future Disaster Preparedness,” which has been prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This document has been compiled pursuant to a requirement in the Section of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of (P.L. Arabasz, W.J., editor,A guide to reducing losses from future earthquakes in Utah – Consensus document: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication30 p.

Arabasz, Walter J., Burlacu, Relu, and Pechmann, James C.,Earthquake database for Utah Geological Survey Map —Utah earthquakes (–) and Quaternary.

After a damaging earthquake in those sparsely instrumented areas, CIIM’s can pro-vide information about which areas experi-enced the most shaking and therefore the most potential damage.

This information can serve as a post-earthquake response tool and for es-timating losses from future earthquakes. In areas such as California where there are. an Earthquake Earthquakes can bring mild to violent shaking and can occur anytime, anywhere.

This guide can help you protect yourself, your family, and your property before, during, and after an earthquake. KNOW YOUR RISK WHAT: An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock as it.

This document is adapted from editions of “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country,” written by Lucy Jones (U.S. Geological Survey) and Mark Benthien (Southern California Earthquake † We know how to reduce losses in future large earthquakes.

In a parallel process, the UGS established the Utah Quaternary Fault Parameter Working Group, also partially funded by the USGS, to develop a consensus among paleoseismologists regarding earthquake timing, slip rates, and recurrence intervals for Utah’s Quaternary faults.

A guide to reducing losses from future earthquakes in Utah - Consensus document A Guide to Southern Utah's Hole in the Rock Trail A Guide to the Fossil Footprints of the World. Expanding and Using Knowledge to Reduce Earthquake Losses: The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Strategic Plan This Strategic Plan was submitted to Congress in response to P.L.

(as amended) and P.L. (as amended). public on the problem of earthquake hazard and led to the adoption of appropriate seismic engineering requirements in building codes to better prepare these cities for future earthquakes.

It would, of course, have been better if these cities had assessed the earthquake hazard and taken loss reduction measures before the event. Earthquakes and Liquefaction (20) National and State Parks (13) Basic Radon Publications (10) Landslides and Debris Flow (13) Utah Geological Association (36) Geologic Maps.Geologic Maps (13)Geologic Maps (70)andGeologic Maps (58)Geologic Maps (11)Geologic Maps Beaver Area (13).

An earthquake begins when movement occurs along a fault in the Earth’s crust; for large earthquakes in Utah, this movement typically initiates about 10 miles beneath the ground surface. The movement occurs when crustal stresses build up and finally exceed the frictional forces that normally hold the bedrock in place along the fault.

Earthquake Information for Utah. There are 3, earthquake incidents in Utah on record since The state averages 38 earthquakes per year. The largest earthquake on record for Utah occurred on 03/28/, with a depth of miles and a magnitude of on the Richter scale in Box Elder County, UT. For Utah-specific resources, visit the Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) and Be Ready Utah.

To ensure that future development within Utah is protected from geologic hazards, the UGS recommends that a comprehensive engineering-geology and geotechnical engineering investigation be performed by licensed professionals for all development.

Suggested Citation:"REFERENCES."National Research Council. Estimating Losses from Future gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: Suggested Citation:"INTRODUCTION."National Research Council. Estimating Losses from Future gton, DC: The National Academies Press.

doi: Suggested Citation:"BUILDING DAMAGE AND LOSSES." National Research Council. Estimating Losses from Future Earthquakes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / tors, such as agriculture.

Average annual loss rep - resents the value of all future losses annualized over the long term and can be understood as the amount that countries should be setting aside each year to cover future disaster losses.

If this risk is not reduced, expected future losses will become a critical opportunity cost for devel-opment. The new report forecasts quakes within the Wasatch Front region, where nearly 80 percent of Utah’s population resides. The report covers time periods significant to an individual’s lifetime of 30, 50, and years, and addresses earthquakes strong enough to potentially cause significant to catastrophic damage, magnitude 5 up to about Suggested Citation:"CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS."National Research Council.

Estimating Losses from Future gton, DC: The National. Suggested Citation:"ng Damage and Losses." National Research Council. Estimating Losses from Future Earthquakes: Panel gton, DC: The.

Hazards in Utah Potential Disasters. Because of its varying climate and terrain, Utah can experience a variety of disasters.

Wildfires can strike during the hot, dry summer months and severe storms during the winter season can blanket parts of the state, causing power outages and increased avalanche danger. The Future of Hazard Resilience: Building Codes and Best Practices ICC Annual Conference Education Programs Columbus, OH 2 FEMA Supports Code Development •FEMA’s Strategic Goal is to support disaster resilience and ability of local communities to withstand and recover rapidly from disaster Size: 4MB.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS), University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS), and Utah Division of Emergency Management (UDEM) recently published the Utah Earthquakes (–) and Quaternary Fault Map (UGS Map ).

The new map shows earthquakes within and surrounding Utah from toand faults considered to be sources of large earthquakes. FUTURE EARTHQUAKES We know that Southern California is subject to frequent—and sometimes very destruc-tive—earthquakes.

Forecasts of future quakes help us prepare for these inevitable events. But scientists cannot yet make precise pre-dictions of their date, time, and place, so earthquake forecasts are in the form of prob.

he California Earthquake Loss Reduction Plan sets forth basic government policy directions in pursuit of the vision for a safer California.

Mitigation works. Loss reduction is possible and practical. Signifi cant progress has already been made, and with continued commitment, losses can be dramatically Size: KB.

Earthquake Damage and Loss Assessment – Predicting the Unpredictable Dissertation for the degree of Dr. philos. University of Bergen Bergen, Norway 3. Disaster Alerts - Was the information on this page helpful.

Yes No. How can this page be improved. A Guide for Homebuyers and Real Estate Agents Have you taken simple steps, such as strapping down your water heater, to reduce your earthquake risk at home.

These questions and others are now addressed in a new publication released by the Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) called Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country – Your Handbook. Earthquake loss estimation (ELE) refers to the analysis and study of the possible effects of an earthquake in a region or population and quantifies the consequences of the earthquake.

Prevention-Mitigation is Understanding Educational Facilities Damage and Considerations to Reduce Losses. Earthquakes may not only cause damage to school buildings, they also can damage local/regional infrastructure, which may disrupt school facility operations without evident physical damage being present.

According to a study released this summer by the Utah chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, “big ones” on the Salt Lake segment of the Wasatch Fault tend to occur every 1, to 1, years. The last one occurred 1, years ago. The EERI Utah Chapter, in cooperation with FEMA, has completed an earthquake scenario report for the greater Wasatch Front region.

“Scenario for a Magnitude Earthquake on the Wasatch Fault-Salt Lake City Segment: Hazards and Loss Estimates” (PDF file, 40MB) is now available online. The Utah Chapter hopes that the report will “catalyze public and private .framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters” (Blanchard et al.,p.

4). This suggests that the profession is in charge of administrative decisions and actions that anticipate hazards, reduce. The earthquake threat in Utah is real. The chance of one or more large earthquakes of magnitude or greater in the Wasatch Front region in the next 50 years is 43 percent, according to a