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Swat That Fly ~ the game is on

Seismic events Intermountain West

My hobby of observing seismic events (earthquakes) in the Intermountain West ( Utah to Yellowstone) in weekly intervals, has me thinking again of a game my wife keeps to entertain visiting grandchildren (and herself, when the mood arises) called "Swat That Fly".

"Nyah, Nyah, Ya missed me" is certainly appropriate for me in Sandy UT. Missed us but not so Park City, West Valley City (two events) and Magna, close-by Utah cities.

My map provided by University of Utah Seismic Stations, just up the road at the "U", shows 60 events for the Intermountain West, this time all in the micro range (less than 3.0). These maps are updated regularly and come with other interesting data (for those who might enjoy a similar hobby).

I comment on regional seismic events to inform, never to alarm. My hobby is not involved in prediction.

Our State Government produces detailed information for "Living in Earthquake Country" and offers detailed preparedness suggestions. I take particular note of this information especially relating to Seniors and Disabled.

Can you play "Swat That Fly" where you live?


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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Larry interesting information. Earthquakes are definitely happening more often they used to. I hope you don't have one in Sandy Utah.

Jul 16, 2013 08:36 AM #1
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Larry, I love follow your post about seismic activity, but flies and other nasty bugs, ugh! I just gotten bitten by two pesky mosquitos.
Jul 16, 2013 10:57 AM #2
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Noah - we keep having them in this vicinity, the only variations are number and intensity. Most don't notice them.

Mary - I could have used the game "Battleship" as an example to avoid unnecessary analogies to creepy-crawlies. You need to put the mosquitos on notice.

Jul 16, 2013 11:21 AM #3
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Larry, I like your Index Map on July 16th seismic activity in Utah and Yellowstone regions. Do not know how to play the game, Swat the Fly; but, can we make up one instead, - SWAT the EARTHQUAKES.

Jul 16, 2013 12:18 PM #4
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Jane - similar game. You pick your spot, and then wait to see how close the events are to the spot. I put my X on the map to show that I am playing the game in Sandy UT.

Jul 16, 2013 12:54 PM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Larry, your seismic updates are always interesting. Keeps me thinking that everything is always on the move whether we realize it or not! enjoy your day!

Jul 16, 2013 09:46 PM #6
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Larry, I do love your posts about the seismic active movement.  Keep your fly swatter handy as the season heats up. 

Jul 18, 2013 04:14 AM #7
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry, a very interesting hobby...as far as swatting we had a fly in my office and drove me crazy...finallly did SWAT it  :)


Jul 18, 2013 11:17 PM #8
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Wayne - events are just a reminder that we are residing on a living planet not just the third rock from the sun.

Barbara - you might get a following for a similar activity in TX. Always a possibility of raising general awareness of some activity anywhere.

Rebecca - I find the game "Swat That Fly" particularly annoying because of the recorded responses to my attempts eg "not even close". Just my odd humor of seeing a similarity between it and seismic events on a map. Glad you got your fly.

Jul 19, 2013 02:11 AM #9
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


You're one of the most interesting members here on ActiveRain. Your a wealth of knowledge. You educate; you don't alarm people and I'll bet your grandchildren adore their Grandpa too!

I'm fascinated in your hobby. You never stop learning - you're always growing and doing things nobody else would think of. Your mind is beautiful.

Good wishes to you and your wife for many Happy Anniversaries!

Jul 19, 2013 03:11 AM #10
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Patricia - thanks. I tend to find odd things enjoyable and I am easy to entertain. Will probably get to the "I remember when..." stage sometime.

Jul 19, 2013 11:10 AM #11
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Larry your have a very interesting hobby, most of us only pay attention when there is an earthquake,

Jul 19, 2013 03:36 PM #12
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Jennifer - thanks for noticing and commenting.  Most of our local seismic events (earthquakes) go unnoticed and unreported. Very much "Don't know; don't care".

Jul 19, 2013 04:42 PM #13
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