A week of seismic events provide fascination.

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A week of seismic events provide fascination.

Seismic activity intermountain west

A week of 37 seismic events (earthquakes) in the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone - the Intermountain Corridor) for the last week.

The information to fuel my hobby (to inform, never to alarm) of observing seismic activity in this region is provided by the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah. Information provided for each event is more detailed than is necessary for my weekly written observations, but I find it fascinating.

I live in Sandy UT, at the approximate middle of the map for my observed region. I like to think our magnificent mountain scenery benefited  from eons of local seismic activity.

This week:

  • 15 events across rural Utah. Largest 2.5 (micro category) at Mayfield UT
  • 13 events in MT, 12 of these at West Yellowstone including one reading 3.5 (minor category), one at Dillon MT 2.7 (micro)
  •  4 events ID, all micros at Warm River 
  •  3 events WY
  •  2 events NV near UT western border

How did you rock in your part of the country this week?

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Rainmaker
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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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like having a live motion house year round! almost better than having a massager in your chair!

Sep 11, 2012 02:28 AM #1
Rainer
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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Mark - good thought. Most events here are vertical so middle ear does not come in to play. You have to be standing on ground to feel them, it at all.

Sep 11, 2012 03:56 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

WOW! Larry, I didn't know about this. I like how you educate and inform without causing panic or alarm.

When it comes to buying or selling Real Estate, people need someone like you. Your cool, calm, and collective. You know your business and you do it well. You state the facts and you help guide people to make educated decisions.

Good for you! When it comes to Real Estate, you ROCK!

Sep 13, 2012 07:17 PM #3
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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Patricia - Thanks. Seismic activity has been a feature of this area from the beginning of time. To me, the earth is a living planet. Because of my insignificance, I choose to observe and understand rather than lament. So much to see and do here.

Sep 15, 2012 12:51 AM #4
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Larry,  what an interesting hobby!  I am glad that I stopped by this evening and I promise to be back to learn more about seimic activity.

Here along the eastern Great Lakes we get some seimic activity but rarely.  Hurricanes and tornadoes are also rare, but snow that we do get.  Ugh!

Oct 06, 2012 08:31 AM #5
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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

G'Day Mary - I have been consistent for a while in getting an Intermountain seismic comment out each Tuesday. The last report showed 50 events for the week (within average). some people just don't want to know - my hobby appreciates. All in all I do not know of many with my interest. We are desperate for snow to provide water to this high altitude desert area. Thanks for your interest and your local information.

Oct 07, 2012 01:27 AM #6
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