A heap of seismic events for the week in the Intermountain West
For the last week the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone) recorded sixty four seismic events (earthquakes), all in the micro range - under 3.0.
My hobby of observing these events is always to inform and never to alarm. My information is provided by the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah. Since I live in Sandy UT, I am at the middle of the observed area.
29 of the seismic events were recorded in Utah, with the largest showing at 2.1. (10 events were at at Huntington UT).
The biggest for the week was 2.3 at Island Park !D, one of their eight events.
Montana weighed in with 9 events at West Yellowstone MTand seven at Gardiner MT.
Government preparedness programs acknowledge that this is earthquake country, and as a resident I observe the precautions suggested by these programs.
Life is truly beautiful in the Intermountain West right now.
Observations from over the border
Haida Gwaii Island in British Columbia, Canada, recorded a 7.7 quake on Saturday night followed by 40 aftershocks, one at 6.4. Residents reported that the shaking lasted for up to a minute.