While researching for this blog, I came across this website. By going to this website you can click on the different dots on the map and see where the most recent earthquakes (in the past 7 days) have been. There have been many earthquakes of small magnitude that have occured in Utah lately that no one has really/luckily felt! I had no idea. Thankfully they haven’t really been big earthquakes.
This was somewhat of a wake-up call to me because it made me realize that we shouldn’t just be anticipating one huge earthquake in the near future…we may experience anything from a minor to moderate earthquake before we ever experience a big one. Check it out!
(Here is an even more in-depth look at the most recent earthquakes.)
There have been many sobering natural disasters as of late. In 2004 there was the horrendous tsunami off the coast of Indonesia, killing thousands and more recently was the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January of this year. It was unreal and extremely humbling to watch footage from these two events. This just goes to show how unpredictable these events really are, and that we need to take action now to do all we can to be prepared.
For many years researchers have been predicting an earthquake in Utah, and the video also mentioned another predicted earthquake in California “any day now.” Luckily, new homes are being built more earthquake proof, and even large buildings, such as this, are being renovated to prevent any major damage in the event of an earthquake. These examples emphasize the importance of ready-ing ourselves, and our families, in case of a disaster.
For more information on how Utah leaders are preparing for the future, click here.