I used the timeline search tool on google to research information about the danger of the earthquake that experts are prediciting will soon happen in Utah. Most of what I found in the news in the past year was widespread concern over the safety of schools. One article stated that 77 out of 128 schools in Utah didn't seem to meet federal guidelines for earthquake safety. The nature of these buildings show that when an earthquake of such magnitude does hit Utah, many of these buildings will crumble. However the funding for a project that may make school buildings safer in Utah has been hard to get. Rep. Larry Wiley, D-West Valley City, has seen his bill to do just that shot down each of the past three years. That, he notes, not long after the Legislature spent $227 million to make the Capitol safer in the event of a quake. Meanwhile, "those kids aren’t even going to have a chance."http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51147642-76/buildings-utah-earthquake-schools.html.csp
Another issue that was found in the news in the past year was the readiness of all Utah citizens for a high magnitude earthquake. Becky Bruce from KSL reported that only 15% of Utah residents had earthquake insurance. This is worrisome because an earthquake could likely leave most of Utah in financial ruin on top of the other devastation.
Overall, I found that there are many people in Utah who are as worried about Utah's earthquake readiness as much as I am. Although I was glad to find many different news stories from the past year that highlight the importance of insuring our safety and well-being in the event of a massive earthquake, I was hoping that I would find more articles about what Utah is actually doing to insure our safety and well-being. I think that this topic should not be a matter of panic in Utah, but a matter of urgency.