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The Wasatch Fault is an earthquake fault located primarily on the western edge of the Wasatch Mountains in the U.S. state of Utah. The fault is 240 miles long, stretching from southern Idaho, through northern Utah, before terminating in central Utah near the town of Fayette. It is made up of several segments, on average 25 miles long, each of which can independently produce earthquakes as powerful as local magnitude 7.5.
The Wasatch Fault is a normal (vertical motion) fault which forms the eastern boundary of the Basin and Range geologic province which comprises the geographic Great Basin. The Wasatch Mountains have been uplifted and tilted to the east by movement of the fault. The average rate of uplift along the fault over its history is approximately 1 mm per year, although there are indications that more rapid slip has occurred in the past few thousand years. The fault, however, does not continually slowly slip; instead, it remains locked for hundreds to thousands of years until approximately 1 to 4 meters of slip occurs rapidly, producing a strong earthquake.
During the past 6,000 years, a strong earthquake (magnitude greater than 6.5) has occurred approximately once every 350 years somewhere along one of the central segments of the Wasatch Fault.
Originally posted by SpaceJockey1
reply to post by juggalo307
What was misleading?
There's preparation taking place on April 17th in regards to a major earthquake along Utah's Wasatch Fault.
By clicking the thread you hopefully learned something that may save your life as no one else on ATS has mentioned this even taking place, and having gone through some very bad earthquakes myself, I know how important it is now to be PREPARED.
Originally posted by skitzspiricy
Do you have anymore feelings/theories about the possibilty of and eathquake on that day other than the drill itself?
I did read your prediction on the Quake Watch thread and you mentioned a 7+ happening around the date of the two Indonesia 8's because of planetary alignments.
Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
reply to post by SpaceJockey1
why would there be an earthquake during the drill?edit on 15-4-2012 by CoolStoryMan because: (no reason given)
Because that's exactly what happened down in Mexico a few weeks ago.