Fun Earthquake Quiz!
Here in Utah we have a narrow window of opportunity to do something to protect
ourselves from an encroaching earthquake. We are our own worst enemies by
maintaining the current lack of awareness and preparation.
~Dr. Ron Harris, professor of geology at BYU
When a community or society loses mindfulness of a long-term danger--like that
of an infrequent but high-impact large earthquake--too often there's a terrible
price to pay. Lessons from earthquake disasters around the world, however, tell
us that we CAN have some control on the outcome in terms of casualties and
~Dr. Walter Arabasz, Director, University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Excerpt from media interview concerning Sumatran earthquake: Sept. 7, 2005
Whatever the earthquake danger may be, it is a thing to be dealt with on the
ground by skillful engineering, not avoided by flight...
~G. K. Gilbert, ca. 1906