A lot to look at. Seismic events for the week - the Intermountain West

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A lot to look at. Seismic events for the week - the Intermountain West

weekly earthquakes Intermountain West

Let's look at the seismic events (earthquakes) for the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone). 116 events in the last seven days - all in the micro range.

I get my data and maps from the US Seismic Service located at the University of Utah. My intention is always to inform, never to alarm.

I make a hobby of observing seismic events for the Intermountain West on a weekly basis. If you draw a corner to corner X on the map, you will find that I live at the cross-over in Sandy UT. Normally I comment on, say, 15 - 50 events for a weekly perion. This week's event, then, appear to be a little above average. The latest two events (both near Cooke City MT) weighed in at 2.7 and 2.1 earlier today.

As you might guess, the events of this week are "all over the map", although West Yellowstone MT and Mount Pleasant UT are centers that have more than a fair share.

The brown lines on the map indicate fault lines that are the subject of close observation. You migh note two of them run under The Great Salt Lake.

I am aware that I choose to live in earthquake country, and by my hobby, I choose to be informed. I also follow Government suggested levels of preparedness for this area.

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Than Maynard
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We have had a few more (that are big enough to be felt) than normal the last few years.

May 03, 2013 02:55 AM #1
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
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Larry, it is good to be informed of conditions.  All parts of the country seem to be in dangerous weather areas.  Tornados happened here in the season.  Beter be prepared rather than scrambling.   

May 03, 2013 03:24 AM #2
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Than - most go unreported. Depends very much on the media.

Barbara - fires, floods, tornadoes are relatively low on our list. I agree that individual awareness and preparedness is what gets us through.

May 03, 2013 03:26 PM #3
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