Putting Down Roots

The Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country handbook is a new and comprehensive resource that provides information about the threat posed by earthquakes in Utah, particularly along the Wasatch Front, and explains how you 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.

To obtain a copy of Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country – Your handbook for earthquakes in Utah:

  • Download a PDF of the pamphlet
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    Low Resolution (8.5MB)
  • Pick up a free copy from the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore
  • Pick up a free copy from the Utah Division of Homeland Security (1110 State Office Building, Salt Lake City)
  • Pick up a free copy from your city or county emergency manager (for more information see the government section of your local telephone book)
  • For bulk orders (ten or more), please contact Bob Carey (Utah Division of Homeland Security) at bcarey@utah.gov or 801-538-3784.

More information on faults and earthquakes in Utah can also be found at the Utah Geological Survey.

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