The Geology of the Wasatch          Fault                 Patrick Gardner   Photo courtesy of http://earthquake.usgs.gov/l...
Geography of the Wasatch Fault• The Wasatch Fault runs  North-South and is 240  miles long and is  composed of many  segme...
What is a normal fault? http://www.williamsclass.com/SixthScienceWork/FoldFault/ImagesFoldFault/NormalFaultDiagram.jpg
Evidence for the Wasatch Fault: Scarps
Evidence for the Wasatch Fault: Warm               Springs                 •   http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladask...
Evidence for the Wasatch Fault: Striations
Hazards: Earthquakes                 geology.utah.gov/online/pdf/pi-40.pdf
Hazards: Liquefaction                   geology.utah.gov/online/pdf/pi-40.pdf
Reducing the Risks• State mandates for building codes.• Training the public as well as firefighters on  earthquake prepare...
References?• http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/publications  /wasatch/FaultMap.gif• http://www.williamsclass.com/SixthScien...
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  1. 1. The Geology of the Wasatch Fault Patrick Gardner Photo courtesy of http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/publications/wasatch/WasatchFault.gif
  2. 2. Geography of the Wasatch Fault• The Wasatch Fault runs North-South and is 240 miles long and is composed of many segments.• Runs through several metropolitan areas, including Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo.• Has had a major contribution on the landscape of the Wasatch Front. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/publications/wasatch/FaultMap.gif
  3. 3. What is a normal fault? http://www.williamsclass.com/SixthScienceWork/FoldFault/ImagesFoldFault/NormalFaultDiagram.jpg
  4. 4. Evidence for the Wasatch Fault: Scarps
  5. 5. Evidence for the Wasatch Fault: Warm Springs • http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/images/gladsprg.jpg
  6. 6. Evidence for the Wasatch Fault: Striations
  7. 7. Hazards: Earthquakes geology.utah.gov/online/pdf/pi-40.pdf
  8. 8. Hazards: Liquefaction geology.utah.gov/online/pdf/pi-40.pdf
  9. 9. Reducing the Risks• State mandates for building codes.• Training the public as well as firefighters on earthquake preparedness.• Studying geologic hazards before buildings are constructed.• Improving buildings that already exist.• The Utah Seismic Safety Commission provides information to the public and has created a long-term strategic plan for earthquake safety.
  10. 10. References?• http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/publications /wasatch/FaultMap.gif• http://www.williamsclass.com/SixthScienceW ork/FoldFault/ImagesFoldFault/NormalFaultDi agram.jpg• http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladaske d/images/gladsprg.jpg• geology.utah.gov/online/pdf/pi-40.pdf

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