A more peaceful week for seismic events in the Intermountain West.

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A more peaceful week for seismic events in the Intermountain West.

Intermountain West earthquakes

My hobby is observing seismic events (earthquakes) in the Intermountain West region (Utah to Yellowstone) on a weekly basis. I usually post a summary of events on a Tuesday. My location is about the middle of the map in Sandy UT.

As always my intent is to inform, never to alarm.

This week produced 22 events for the region, way down from the 50 last week. All were in the micro category (less than 3.0). A friend in the south of Utah commented on one of them ~ most passed unnoticed.

  • 12 events in Utah (Orderville Ut 2.0)
  • 6 events in Montana, mostly West Yellowstone.
  • 2 events in Wyoming, with Owl Creek WY producing an event at 1.9

The map is provided by the US Seismic Service, located at the University of Utah. They update their reports hourly. 

We had a quiet week; how was yours?


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Ok Larry, when are you going to include Colorado in your findings? Pretty please
Oct 09, 2012 10:18 AM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Belinda ~ since you put it so nicely. I shall find out if I can get you some Colorado weekly figures. In the meantime...

See maps http://www.thorntonweather.com/earthquakes.php  Colorado looks quiet for the last week at least

Colorado Geological Survey (State Gov) summary of findings (current)." Based on the historical earthquake record and geologic studies in Colorado, an event of magnitude 6.5 to 7.5 could occur somewhere in the state. Scientists are unable to accurately predict when the next major earthquake will occur in Colorado, only that one will occur."

Oct 09, 2012 11:00 AM #2
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Larry what an interesting hobby.  I wonder what the outlook is for NY? We do have those fault lines and I am sure many of the buildings are probably not earthquake ready.   Here too scientist would say the big one will occur.

Have a great week

Oct 14, 2012 10:33 PM #3
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Jennifer - a micro (1.7) in your state recently. Try google "earthquake ny" for interesting info

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