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2013 Annual Meeting
Town Hall Meeting



APRIL 17, 2013 · 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Radisson Hotel Downtown
Wasatch Ballroom
215 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

The public is invited to a Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Seismological Society of America as part of their 2013 Annual Meeting, and held in conjunction with the Great Utah Shakeout. Much has been learned about the earthquake threat and vulnerability in Utah. We know where earthquakes are likely to occur and what they can do. We know how to reduce losses from large earthquakes but we have not done enough to prepare for the next large Utah event. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to help you prepare yourself, your family, your friends, and your community to survive the Big One.

Speakers, Topics, and Schedule

Ivan Wong
Principal Seismologist, URS Corporation
Introductions 7:30 – 7:35
Ralph Becker
Mayor, City of Salt Lake City
Welcome 7:35 – 7:45
Walter Arabasz
Research Professor Emeritus, University of Utah
“Utah’s Earthquake Threat—
the Big Picture and the Long View”
7:45 – 7:55
Bill Lund
Senior Scientist, Utah Geological Survey
Christopher DuRoss
Senior Geologist, Utah Geological Survey
“Utah’s Active Faults—What You Need to Know” 7:55 – 8:10
James Pechmann
Research Associate Professor, University of Utah
“How Strong Will the Ground Shaking be During the
‘Big One’—and Other Future Earthquakes”
8:10 – 8:20
Barry Welliver
Structural Engineer, BHW Engineers LLC
“Bricks are Good for Windstorms, Bad for
8:20 – 8:30
Bob Carey
Operations Chief and Earthquake Program Manager,
Utah Division of Emergency Management
“Planning for the Big One” 8:30 – 8:40
Panel Questions & Answers 8:40 – 9:00


Last Modified: 2013 Mar 29