A bout of activity and a link with history

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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.

earthquakes Intermountain West

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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Richard Burge Realty/ Burge Homes
Richard Burge Realty/Burge Homes - Conway, SC
Broker in Charge/Owner

I have never experenced an earthquake but at the coast we are always watching for the next storm to see if it turns into a hurricane and if so how big. 

Aug 20, 2012 10:26 PM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Richard - I was a coastal person in Australia so I can empathise. Often comes down to preparedness. Fare well in your barometer activity.

Aug 20, 2012 10:41 PM #2
Alice Broadway
Parker & Rankin (Ms) & Azalea Realty (AL) - Mobile, AL
Real Estate Broker

Larry that pretty interesting stuff., thanks for sharing. I'm with Richard we always have our eyes on the big storms heading into the gulf. 

Aug 21, 2012 01:25 AM #3
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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Interesting history from Kanosh UT...I love reading the history of different areas of the country!

Aug 21, 2012 03:37 AM #4
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Alice - I feel for you knowing that you have a "season" to endure each year. Time and place obviously become very important.

Laura - this whole country (Utah first by choice) is part of my adventure called life. So much to see, do and learn. ps: the descendants of Chief Kanosh did not go too well in the 1950s with the Atomic testing in NV. In Kanosh UT they were among the "down winders" another story from that area.

Aug 21, 2012 04:14 AM #5
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
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Larry so good to see you are right on track with your goals. Have a blessed night stay in touch talk to you soon

Aug 22, 2012 09:40 AM #6
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