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Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, Your Handbook for Earthquakes in Utah


Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) logoThis handbook provides information about the threat posed by earthquakes in Utah, particularly along the Wasatch Front, and explains how residents can prepare for, survive, and recover from these inevitable events. If you live or work in Utah, you need to know why you should be concerned about earthquakes, what you can expect during and after an earthquake, and what you need to do beforehand to be safe and protect your property.

The website provides a link to download the handbook as a PDF, as well as information on how to obtain a printed version.

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