seismic activity: Seismic Activity in the Intermountain West - 02/13/13 05:14 AM
Seismic Activity in the Intermountain West
Even though I do not always communicate the results publicly, I have a hobby of observing Seismic Activity (earthquakes) for occurances over seven day periods for the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone).
Draw a corner to corner X on my map, and you have me living right at the cross over, in Sandy UT - hence my observed area of interest.
My information is obtained from the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah. The information provided is updated hourly.
Fifty three events for this week is not unusual. Most events are … (6 comments)

seismic activity: A week of seismic events in the Intermountain West - 09/18/12 02:20 AM
A week of seismic events in the Intermountain West
Seismic events are also called earthquakes. They are a common feature of the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone). Their occurrences in weekly blocks provides the substance of my hobby.
I observe and report seismic activity in the region. If you were to draw lines from corner to corner on the US Seismic Service (located at the University of Utah) map, then you will find me living at the cross over (X), in Sandy UT.
As always,my intention is to inform, never to alarm.
This week has produced thirty events for the … (3 comments)

seismic activity: Fairly quiet in the Intermountain Corridor. - 08/28/12 02:16 AM
Fairly quiet in the Intermountain Corridor. This has been a fairly quiet week for seismic activity (earthquakes) in the Intermountain Corridor, a mere 28 events ~ all in the micro range, although a 2.9 at Big Water UT and a 2.8 at Lechee AZ are knocking at the 3.0 boundary of minor earthquakes.

My hobby: observing the seismic activity of the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone) in periods of one week. I chose this defined area to observe because I live in the middle of it in Sandy UT. In portraying my excitement for my hobby, my intent is always to inform, never … (0 comments)

seismic activity: A bout of activity and a link with history - 08/20/12 10:20 PM
A bout of activity and a link with history After a minor earthquake (3.1) and five other seismic events (all micros) last Monday (just outside the scope of this map) Kanosh UT (Millard County) has hogged the attention of my hobby again this week with 12 micro (largest 2.7) earthquakes for this 168 hour period.

My hobby: observing the seismic activity of the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone) in periods of one week. I chose this defined area to observe because I live in the middle of it in Sandy UT. The nearest event to me this week was Bluffdale … (6 comments)

seismic activity: Activity in the Intermountain West - 07/15/12 09:06 PM
Activity in the Intermountain West
Thankyou for joining me in my hobby of the observation of Seismic events (earthquakes) in the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone). The period of observation is 168 hours.
The earthquake index map from the US Seismic Service shows 34 events for this period of one week.
Levan UT recorded eight of these events, in the micro range, four occurring in a 35 minute period on Wednesday. Mount Pleasant UT recorded five micros, and West Yellowstone four micros.
At just before 2pm last Friday, Trenton UT, near the northern UT border recorded a minor earthquake, a … (3 comments)

seismic activity: This week's earthquake events in the Intermountain West - 06/11/12 09:29 AM
This week's earthquake events in the Intermountain West
For those of you who follow the descriptions of my hobby of observing local seismic activity (Earthquakes, Mate!), you know my area of Interest is the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone), again this week fairly quiet with a mere 19 events , all under 2.0.
 The usual map I provide is devoid of place names, so in the interests of  more explanation I have included two smaller area maps one to the north, the other to the south closer to my location of Sandy UT, each recording four events during the week. … (2 comments)

seismic activity: Intermountain Corridor UT to Yellowstone Seismic Activity - 09/27/11 03:42 PM

Intermountain Corridor UT to Yellowstone Seismic Activity Yet another quiet week in earth moving activity in the Intermountain Corridor.
The map shows 21 earthquakes for the week from Southern Utah to north of Yellowstone.
Most of the events were between 1.5 and 2.0 ~ in the micro category.
Over the last month, activity has been relatively slight. I live at approximately the cross-over of the X drawn corner to corner on the map, in Sandy UT.
Events occur to the north and to the south at varying distances. Each week the pattern changes, suggesting that events might occur anywhere in … (4 comments)

seismic activity: Weekly Activity in the Intermountain West. - 05/31/11 10:08 AM

Weekly Activity in the Intermountain West.For a hobby I look regularly at the seismic activity  of the Intermountain West, with the area chosen having me in the center.We can expect about 650 plus occurrences per year, roughly two per day in the Region. At the moment the daily average for the week performs at about twice that,  although the number of incidents per week is way down compared to, say, a month ago when 65 events for the week were registered.The seismic events are small, but constant, very normal for the area. Being vertical in nature only about two percent of … (2 comments)

seismic activity: A Study in Seismic Events - 05/16/11 01:56 PM

A Study in Seismic EventsOne of the joys of a hobby conducted in real time is that it allows for periodic updates.My interest is in seismic activity of Utah - Yellowstone (the Intermountain Corridor). In an area that experiences around 700 seismic events per year, we have just experienced a quiet week with a mere 26 events with none in the last 24 hours. These events appear evenly spread and low (micro) in intensity.This week's "bumps" are only 50% of the previous week's activity.A local news broadcast on Saturday, on an obviously slow news day, carried a story of fault lines … (4 comments)