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The USSC Recognizes Ivan Wong for his Outstanding Contributions to the Understanding and Awareness of Earthquake Hazards in Utah

Roger Evans (Utah League of Cities and Towns and USSC chair; right) and Walter Arabasz (University of Utah Research Professor Emeritus and past USSC chair; left) present the USSC Lifetime Service Award to Ivan Wong (URS Corporation; center).

At the April 2013 annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America in Salt Lake City, the USSC recognized the outstanding career contributions of Ivan Wong and presented him with a USSC Lifetime Service Award.  Ivan has played a pivotal role in investigating and improving our understanding and awareness of earthquake hazards in Utah and the USSC acknowledged his respected technical efforts and many, mostly volunteer contributions over the past 38 years.  Utah has benefited greatly from Ivan’s expertise and unselfish willingness to contribute.  (Read the full citation)

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Next Quarterly Meeting

The next quarterly meeting of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission will be held April 24, 2014, at 9:00 am in the Senate Building at the State Capitol.  Please contact Chris DuRoss ( or Bob Carey ( for more information.

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Minutes from the October 2012 quarterly meeting.

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