Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Threat in Your Backyard

Enough housekeeping. Now, something cool.

The University of Utah Seismology Department has developed a website which lists the locations of all significant earthquakes in Utah, Idaho, and Montana in historical times, running from about 1870 to the present.

But it gets better. The website also archives contemporary newspaper accounts, personal accounts, and pictures from the quakes.

The map shows the quakes' locations and magnitudes. For the most part, they're where you would expect (Yellowstone and the Wasatch Front) but the ones at Helena, Montana and the 7.3 at Mackay, Idaho were surprises.


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Tyler said...

By the way - if you know of some similar websites for other areas, let me know.


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