A week of earthquakes in the Intermountain West.

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Real Estate Agent with Rocky Mountain Realty, Sandy, UT

A week of earthquakes in the Intermountain West.

earthquake of Intermountain West

The Intermountain West corridor: All of Utah and up to Yellowstone; a discrete part of the US allowing me to indulge my hobby of observing seismic events on a weekly basis.

 

Micro earthquakes, minor earthquakes and any biggies: they are all interesting to watch. When, where, how big (on the Richter Scale), how deep, their effect on local topography ~ all interesting, to me, at least.

 

And a week is a non-demanding period of observation supported by a progressive map provided by the US Seismic Service, at the University of Utah.

 

26 earthquakes in the region in the last week, more than previous few weeks, but still below our average for events here. Nothing major to report – 2.1 appears biggest, to my south. (You might remember that I live in the “Heigh Diddle Diddle” of my observed area).

 

My hobby has to compete with recent trendy phenomena (Eclipse of the Sun, last night’s partial eclipse of the Moon, and tomorrow’s Transit of Venus) so my recruits have been sparse ~ but I persevere. 

 

As usual I provide my information to inform never to alarm,

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Rainmaker
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Gary Frimann
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Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates

Interesting thing to follow...  I live in the heart of earthquake country, and we truly have too many earthquakes (mostly unfelt) to count.  It is amazing to go to the Nat'l Geo site and see all that have occured though.

June 05, 2012 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Paula McDonald
RE/MAX The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

We have actually had a few minor tremors here in parts of Texas which is really rare.  We all need to remember that the crust of the earth is not a fixed item!  It is always moving.

June 05, 2012 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Laura Filip
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Larry congrats on a featured post have a blessed day. How is your 100 day challenge going

June 05, 2012 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Larry:

I knew that Utah and Colorado have earthquakes.  That is a seismic area, remember the volcanoes in Yellowstone?  I rarely check earthquake activity here.  They are part of our lives in California.  There is nothing I can do to prevent them from occurring.  I am prepared, I am a certified disaster service worker with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.  I have prepared my house as much as I can. Now I am just waiting.

June 05, 2012 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Rocky Mountain Realty, Sandy, UT

All - whodathought, a description of my localised hobby might generate a spate of comment.

I take local seismic activity as a given. To me the earth is a living, changing thing, producing local beauty from eons of movement and wear. That seismic movements occur is purely a fact of life as is being prepared for maximum occurrences.

The State of Utah recently conducted earthquake drills called "Duck and Cover"to raise awareness; many residents have household individual 72 hour emergency packs and assigned relief roles. My hobby is not designed to predict major events, but to observe natural occurrences.

Note my rejoinder: I look to inform, never to alarm.

Thank you for your interesting remarks.

June 05, 2012 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry O'Sullivan

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