Average seismic activity for the Intermountain West for the past week

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Average seismic activity for the Intermountain West for the past week

My odd hobby of observing the week's seismic events (earthquakes) for the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone) has produced 39 events.

All events this week have been in the micro range (below 3.0).

  • 15 seismic events across Utah. Kanosh UT produced a 2.6.
  • 10 of 13 in Montana were at West Yellowstone MT
  • Idaho recorded 7 events mostly at Warm River ID

In summary - a fairly average week in earthquake country.

My weekly summary of events is from  the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah. Local information is updated on an hourly basis.

As usual I seek to inform, never to alarm. Being in Sandy UT puts me in the middle of the map surrounded by it all.


For Belinda in Colorado - Basalt CO (Pitkin County in Central Colorado) yesterday recorded a 3.3 (minor earthquake) to eclipse us the Intermountain West for the week.


Enjoy your local events that make life on our living planet so exciting


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Debbie Laity
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I don't live all that far from Basalt. I find this information really interesting. Back in the early 90s we were in a fairly large earthquake in Telluride, CO. I had no idea there was even a fault nearby. This one made the walls of my condo turn sideways and I thought a very large truck had hit the building.

I live just about 15 miles away from a fish hatchery that uses spring water for all of it's needs. This spring was opened up in the 1930s by an earthquake in Utah. Now the spring puts out up to 5000 gallons of water a minute. That's a lot of water. Here's the link if you are interested. http://activerain.com/blogsview/3369111/hotchkiss-national-fish-hatchery-hotchkiss-colorado

Oct 23, 2012 11:04 PM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Debbie - thanks for the information. Heck of a lot of water from a spring. Enjoyed your fishy blog.

Oct 23, 2012 11:33 PM #2
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Larry,  You are the best.  Thank you for tracking moving and shaing in Colorado.  I can't believe we had a 3.3.  I probably slept through it.

Oct 24, 2012 01:47 AM #3
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry, I do think this is very interesting we can have seismic activity and never even realize it!    

Oct 27, 2012 02:14 AM #4
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