Earthquake potential of the Wasatch Fault in Utah

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)



The majority of Utah’s population lives along the Wasatch fault, an active intraplate normal fault that extends for approximately 230 miles along the western front of the Wasatch Range.  Investigations of earthquake recurrence on the Wasatch fault have revealed that segments of the fault have been the source of repeated large earthquakes, probably of magnitude 6-3/4 to 7-1/2.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquake potential of the Wasatch Fault in Utah
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 17
Issue 6
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 8 p.
First page 218
Last page 225
Country United States
State Utah
Other Geospatial Wasatch Fault
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