Seismic Activity in the Intermountain West
Even though I do not always communicate the results publicly, I have a hobby of observing Seismic Activity (earthquakes) for occurances over seven day periods for the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone).
Draw a corner to corner X on my map, and you have me living right at the cross over, in Sandy UT - hence my observed area of interest.
My information is obtained from the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah. The information provided is updated hourly.
Fifty three events for this week is not unusual. Most events are under 3.0 which places them them in the micro category. This week produced three events (3.1, 3.5, and 3.7), all at Enoch UT, in the minor earthquake category. Such readings in other states might produce national Press interest, but being in peaceful Utah, they scarcely rated a mention.
Results for the week:
- Utah - 29 events, 23 at Enoch UT
- Montana - 18 events, 16 at West Yellowstone MT
- Wyoming - 5 events, all recorded at Alta WY
My hobby exists to inform, never to alarm. Like all prudent people living in this beautiful part of the world, I heed preparedness preparations suggested for residents by local authorities,especially those for Seniors and the Disabled.
One day I may meet others who share a similar hobby.