Experts urge Utahns to prepare for major earthquake

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Two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.

“People tend to focus on the big one,” said Jim Pechmann, a seismologist at the University of Utah. “I guarantee you – a 6.0 underneath the Salt Lake valley would knock down buildings…vulnerable buildings.”

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