A guide to reducing losses from future earthquakes in Utah - Consensus document (MP 91-1)

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Earthquakes and Seismology

By: W. J. Arabasz, editor

The purpose of this document, as originally conceived, was to motivate and guide actions that will reduce losses from future moderate-to-large (magnitude 5.5 to 7.5) earthquakes in Utah, with primary emphasis on Utah's densely populated Wasatch Front region. In its present form, this document is viewed as an intermediate-stage product.

There are three basic parts to this document. Part One considers the question whether Utah is ready to take action to reduce its earthquake risk-and it is argued that seven key ingredients now exist for timely action in Utah. In Part Two, four basic strategies are outlined for communities in Utah to reduce earthquake losses. In Part Three, information is presented summarizing the nature and extent of the physical effects and losses that can be expected from earthquakes in Utah. This summary is based on up-to-date information and represents the consensus judgment of scientific and engineering experts involved in studies of Utah's earthquake problems.

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Published: 1991
Pages: 30 p.
Location: Utah
Media Type: Paper Publication

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