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Geologic hazards of the Wasatch Front, Utah

January 1, 1997

The results of recent and ongoing research into six significant geologic hazards of the Wasatch Front region will be summarized on this field trip, including: (1) surface fault rupture on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault zone; (2) seismic site response in the Salt Lake Valley, including ground shaking and liquefaction; (3) liquefaction-induced landsliding at the Farmington Siding landslide complex; (4) lake flooding along the shores of Great Salt Lake; (5) debris-flow deposition on alluvial fans at the base of the Wasatch Range; and (6) landsliding in the Ogden area. The trip will provide an opportunity to discuss the scientific, engineering, and administrative aspects involved in geologic-hazard evaluation in this rapidly growing region.

Publication Year 1997
Title Geologic hazards of the Wasatch Front, Utah
Authors M.D. Hylland, B.D. Black, Mark Lowe
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Brigham Young University Geology Studies
Index ID 70019444
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse