Our core funding comes from the State of Utah for earthquake monitoring , research, and education and outreach in the Utah region.
We also receive major funding from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the Advanced National Seismic System, for regional and urban seismic monitoring of the seismically hazardous Wasatch Front urban corridor of north-central Utah as well as neighboring areas of the Intermountain Seismic Belt.
A separate and minor part of our funding from the USGS Volcano Hazards Program supports earthquake monitoring of the Yellowstone region as part of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.
In June 2007, Kennecott Copper of Utah provided a generous donation to the University of Utah’s College of Mines and Earth Sciences to establish the Rio Tinto Earthquake Information Center—a state-of-the-art facility for earthquake information and community outreach. The facility forms part of the UUSS’s new space for seismic network operations, occupied in the spring of 2009, in the Frederick A. Sutton Building on the University of Utah campus.