Document Type

Report

Publication Date

3-1988

Abstract

This report presents the results of a Bureau of Reclamation seismotectonic

evaluation for dams in the Wasatch Mountains in north-central Utah. The

major objectives of this study were to identify potential earthquake sources

in the region and to estimate MCEs (maximum credible earthquakes) for these

sources. The conclusions presented in this report are based on geologic

mapping, trenching, study of aerial photography, mapping and correlation of

Quaternary deposits, soil profile descriptions and sampling, and analysis of

historic seismicity. The Regional Study area includes an area on the eastern

margin of the Basin and Range province that extends east from the Wasatch

Front to the Uinta Mountains and from the Idaho-Wyoming border south to the

Wasatch Plateau.