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Environmental Geo-hazards

April 19, 2010

Zak Elmanakhly

on 10 November 2010

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Transcript of Environmental Geo-hazards

Current Hazards Presentation Utah Quake - 4.9 The quake was the largest in Utah since a magnitude 5.9 in 1992 it felt like “swaying on a boat or in a rocking chair;
it was nothing big.” Four earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater have struck within 16 miles of the epicenter since 1962, according to officials at the University of Utah seismograph stations. The largest was a magnitude 3.8 in 1979. Wasatch Fault Depth 4.9 miles (7.9 km) Detection Improvments in 2002 University of Utah Seismograph Stations Normal fault which uplifts the Wasatch Mountains about 1mm/ year http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasatch_Fault http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/uu00002715/ http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wasatch+fault+filterui%3aimagesize-large&qpvt=wasatch+fault&FORM=R5FD2 http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/apr/15/49-quake-shakes-utah-wyo-idaho/ 1-4m of slip could occur rapidely Zak Elmanakhly
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