Why is earthquake preparedness important in Utah?
Utah has experienced damaging earthquakes in the past and geologic evidence indicates that earthquakes larger than any experienced locally in historical time are likely in the future. If and when a major earthquake occurs along the Wasatch Front, emergency personnel will most likely be overwhelmed with calls. It is important that each household is educated on what to do in an earthquake. Utah is a seismically active region, the majority of Utah’s population is concentrated in the areas of greatest hazard, and many of Utah’s older buildings and lifelines have low earthquake resistance, so we must prepare.
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