A week of earthquakes in the Intermountain West.

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A week of earthquakes in the Intermountain West.

earthquake of Intermountain West

The Intermountain West corridor: All of Utah and up to Yellowstone; a discrete part of the US allowing me to indulge my hobby of observing seismic events on a weekly basis.


Micro earthquakes, minor earthquakes and any biggies: they are all interesting to watch. When, where, how big (on the Richter Scale), how deep, their effect on local topography ~ all interesting, to me, at least.


And a week is a non-demanding period of observation supported by a progressive map provided by the US Seismic Service, at the University of Utah.


26 earthquakes in the region in the last week, more than previous few weeks, but still below our average for events here. Nothing major to report – 2.1 appears biggest, to my south. (You might remember that I live in the “Heigh Diddle Diddle” of my observed area).


My hobby has to compete with recent trendy phenomena (Eclipse of the Sun, last night’s partial eclipse of the Moon, and tomorrow’s Transit of Venus) so my recruits have been sparse ~ but I persevere. 


As usual I provide my information to inform never to alarm,


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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Larry, I didn't know Utah had earthquakes! Thanks for the post, have a great week,

Jun 04, 2012 08:40 AM #1
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Sounds like you have an exciting hobby. Thank goodness, we have only had slight problems in the area I live in. Be safe while you pursue your hobby.


Jun 04, 2012 08:40 AM #2
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Larry - This is great information for potential buyers who don't know that Utah is an earthquake state.  Nicely done!

Jun 04, 2012 09:09 AM #3
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

I didn't know you have quakes out there.  We had a small one over the weekend in San Jose.  I didn't feel it but many people did.  I've been through a couple big ones.

Jun 04, 2012 09:11 AM #4
Eva Aliaga
Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton IdealFloridaLiving.com - Delray Beach, FL
Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate

As someone who has lived in California - San Jose, I have been through a few. When I moved to Boston for school I learned that even in the East coast there is a possibility of earthquakes, which did not make mw feel to safe in my old brick building. In recent examples last year earthquake in the east coast and the earthquake in Haiti a few years back

Jun 04, 2012 09:48 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Larry, This is very informative and good information for people to know. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 04, 2012 11:10 AM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Interesting hobby.  There is much to know and learn from them.  Thanks for the info.

Jun 04, 2012 11:36 AM #7
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This is an interesting hobby.  Have you found any way to predict the bigger quakes?

Jun 04, 2012 12:17 PM #8
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

I have not seen anything about this in the mainstream news or media. Why not????


Jun 04, 2012 12:47 PM #9
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Larry, thanks for your information and analysis.  I was unaware of the quakes before reading your post.

Jun 04, 2012 02:35 PM #10
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Larry, sounds like you have a very interesting hobby. Thanks for shaing such

great information on your part of the world. Stop by and see me in Boca Raton, Fla.

on the Atlantic Ocean .

Jun 04, 2012 08:30 PM #11
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Interesting stuff Larry.  Thanks for sharing this with us.                                                                                               

Jun 05, 2012 01:59 AM #12
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Larry, I too, did not know that Utah had so many earthquakes. It is a scary hobby to have. Do you have your emergency kit ready?

Jun 05, 2012 02:08 AM #13
Gary Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Interesting thing to follow...  I live in the heart of earthquake country, and we truly have too many earthquakes (mostly unfelt) to count.  It is amazing to go to the Nat'l Geo site and see all that have occured though.

Jun 05, 2012 02:42 AM #14
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

We have actually had a few minor tremors here in parts of Texas which is really rare.  We all need to remember that the crust of the earth is not a fixed item!  It is always moving.

Jun 05, 2012 03:20 AM #15
Laura Filip
RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Larry congrats on a featured post have a blessed day. How is your 100 day challenge going

Jun 05, 2012 05:26 AM #16
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I knew that Utah and Colorado have earthquakes.  That is a seismic area, remember the volcanoes in Yellowstone?  I rarely check earthquake activity here.  They are part of our lives in California.  There is nothing I can do to prevent them from occurring.  I am prepared, I am a certified disaster service worker with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.  I have prepared my house as much as I can. Now I am just waiting.

Jun 05, 2012 07:01 AM #17
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

All - whodathought, a description of my localised hobby might generate a spate of comment.

I take local seismic activity as a given. To me the earth is a living, changing thing, producing local beauty from eons of movement and wear. That seismic movements occur is purely a fact of life as is being prepared for maximum occurrences.

The State of Utah recently conducted earthquake drills called "Duck and Cover"to raise awareness; many residents have household individual 72 hour emergency packs and assigned relief roles. My hobby is not designed to predict major events, but to observe natural occurrences.

Note my rejoinder: I look to inform, never to alarm.

Thank you for your interesting remarks.

Jun 05, 2012 08:00 AM #18
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