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 UT.
Seismic information for my area of interest is readily available through the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah.
As always, my observation of seismic activity is to inform, never to alarm.
Of this week's forty seismic events (earthquakes) ~ all micros ~ 37 occurred within the borders of Utah, leaving a mere two in West Yellowstone MT and one on the eastern border of Nevada. In this unusual week Howell UT in Box Elder County (to my north and west) recorded seven events.
So Kanosh UT, to my south and west, with its 480 pop. attracts my attention this week, giving me a chance to dig a little deeper into its history. It is named after Chief Kanosh, leader of the Pavant band of the Ute tribe. This Native American farmer and his 500 Pavants in 1867 welcomed Brigham Young's Mormon settlers (100 of them) to make a township later to bear his name. Chief Kanosh, on contact, spoke Spanish as well as his Native American tongues. English followed very quickly because of his facility with languages. The Chief and a lot of his band became Mormon converts and are an integral part of the peaceful history of Kanosh.
And who might have thought that the observations of seismic activity in the Intermountain West would hold no interest.
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