A week of seismic events in the Intermountain West

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A week of seismic events in the Intermountain West

Seismic events 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 Intermountain West.

  • 14 events in Utah
  • 14 events in Montana - 8 of these recorded in West Yellowstone MT (4 Thursday, 2 Saturday)
  • 1 event Idaho
  • 1 event northern Arizona.

All earthquakes this week were in the micro category, most passing unfelt by residents. The largest, a 2.8 was recorded in Spencer ID.

My spark for the week was a "tiddler" recorded about three miles NE of my location in the mountains of the Wasatch Front which add so much to the visual beauty of Utah.

I did not feel it.

Rock on for the week in your place called home.

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Joan Cox
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Larry, interesting we don't hear this in the news!     We used to feel a few "tremors" here in Denver on occasion, but not anymore.

Sep 18, 2012 02:26 AM #1
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Joan - all I could dig up for recent CO seismic events:

  • August 21 Eagle County 3.3 (minor)
  • September 17 Trinidad 2.7 (micro) - hey, that was yesterday

You still have them, but nobody seems to notice. Ours are rarely reported, and then on the slow news days, the pepers still get the facts muddled.

Sep 18, 2012 05:29 AM #2
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Larry,  You are right.  We still get tremors here in the Mile High City.  Sometimes I not sure if its me or the ground.  Hard to tell without your snazzy gadgets to measure the activity.  Nothing like my childhood in California.  I awoke to my canopy bed falling in on me once.  Guess I am a heavy sleeper.  Everyone else was up and in the living room.  They got quite a kick out of me buried under the canopy. 

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