It's always fun to learn that experts think that your part of the country will one day disappear in a cloud of rubble. That's right. Earthquake experts believe that a huge earthquake and tsunami will someday end life as we know it. Have a nice day.
There was a rather small earthquake today that would normally not be worth mentioning except for the fact that this happened in a very famous place. It occurred just to the south of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
I tend to be an earthquake junkie. I lived in central California a couple years after the 1989 quake that happened during the World Series. But, even I would be hard pressed to think of a valid reason to mention this tiny quake that just happened near Challis, Idaho.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — Officials say no damage has been reported following 4.3-magnitude earthquake Monday morning in a lightly populated area in western Montana just north of the Idaho border.
The USGS is reporting that a 3.9 earthquake hit today just south of Elko, Nevada. Granted, a 3.9 isn't the type of quake you see making California fall into the ocean in the movies. But, it's big enough that it makes you pay attention.
It is easy to forget that we live in earthquake country. Yes, Idaho has on occasion gotten a pretty good shaking in the past. Last night, there was another small quake although I'm doubting you felt this one.
There is no proven way to accurately predict earthquakes. However, there is concern among seismologists that something big may be brewing in the Pacific Northwest due to the fact that there have been thousands of earthquakes in the region over the past two weeks.
If you're the type that likes to live in a "glass-half-full" kind of world, you can watch this video. We might be dealing with crazy weather with all this wind but at least we haven't had an earthquake today...
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