A heap of seismic events for the week in the Intermountain West

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A heap of seismic events for the week in the Intermountain West

Intermountain West seismic events

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.


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Larry - I would think that 7.7 would be a very strong quake.  Hopefully there was no damage or injuries. 

Nov 01, 2012 03:19 AM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Belinda - Gi-normous. It was outside of habitation, so its effect were minimized. The expected tsunami was also minimal. Shook up quite a few people. By the way, you had a quiet week in CO.

Nov 01, 2012 11:27 AM #2
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


That's a fascinating hobby you have. I find you to be so interested and very, very smart!

I had no idea you were having all that seismic activity out west. Somehow, TX media didn't get the message or I would have heard about it. Between your news and Sandy out East, I think somebody up there is trying to send us a message. Life is NOT all about politics, now is it?

Be safe and strong. You're such a great man and a blessing in the RAIN.


Nov 01, 2012 03:44 PM #3
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Patricia - We are certainly on a living planet, although it seems at times the earth is just showing us who is boss. Hurricanes I can do without.

Nov 02, 2012 01:31 AM #4
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