Downtown Salt Lake City sits above interacting seismic faults which could devastate Utah’s capital should energy from a big earthquake activate either of them

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In March of 2020, a moderate magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near Magna, Utah, jolting the population that lives across much of the Wasatch Front — the western side of the Wasatch Mountains. After the earthquake, scientists observed several earthquake-induced phenomena concentrated in regions of water-rich, unconsolidated sediment like for example: Liquefaction — when water-saturated soil loses […]

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