115 South 1460 East
Room 211 Frederick Albert Sutton Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0102
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) is a research, educational, and public-service entity within the University’s Department of Geology and Geophysics. UUSS operates a regional and urban seismic network of more than 200 stations serving the populations of Utah, eastern Idaho, and western Wyoming.
The first and foremost mission of UUSS is academic research. At the same time – because of its special facilities and expertise – UUSS carries a major burden to meet the needs and expectations of a host of users in Utah and the Intermountain region for earthquake information.
We work to understand earthquakes. (Our unique job is to gain a better scientific understanding of earthquakes in our region through seismological research.)
We educate and inform. (We’re part of the academic mainstream of the University of Utah and we share its institutional goals. We also have a fundamental responsibility, arising from our facilities, to be energetic “producers” of earthquake information.)
We serve. (Our profession and public funding give us the duty to help public officials and the general public deal with the threat of earthquakes.)
Waveform data from 1981 through present are available from the IRIS data center. Webicorder records and processed data for earthquakes (catalogs, maps, etc.) in the Utah and Yellowstone regions can be found on the UUSS website.