3.6 Quake in Montana Mon.

3.6 quake in Dillon, Montana. It was pretty shallow. Just 4 miles deep.

WOW!:

From Dillon monitor

UPDATES: SEE COMMENTS HERE – some more recent activity at Old Faithful

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Misc. Idaho Geology

Articles from Digital Geology of Idaho site of interest –

Neogene Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Volcanic Province < has good map

Challis Magmatic Episode < has map yeah, that Challis!

That place, Challis, Idaho which has so many quakes lately is full of old volcanoes!

[snip] “…The Challis Volcanic Group covers approximately 25,000 square kilometers in Idaho , making it the largest of the Eocene volcanic fields (Figure 2). The Eocene geologic setting of the Challis volcanics is commonly accepted as an extensional basin related to the subduction of the oceanic Farallon Plate beneath the continental North American Plate. Prior to Eocene time, before ~60 Ma, the convergence rate of the Farallon and North American Plates was very fast.”

  Fun Fact:The caldron under Yellowstone started out to the right, under Idaho and moved left.

“The Yellowstone hot spot first appears about 17 million years ago with rhyolite eruptions on the Owyhee Plateau of southeast Oregon and northern Nevada. The hot spot slowly migrates across southern Idaho to its present-day position at Yellowstone National Park.”  – Idaho history

 

For Preppers – On Food Inventory

Please pass this on –

Cross Ocean Rower’s Lesson for Preppers on What Happens When You Believe “Servings per Container” on Food.

[snip] Mooney said his supply would normally have seen him through the whole voyage. In hindsight, he laughs at how quickly the food disappeared.

“You get these packages that say four servings per bag. I tried that programme for awhile. I mean when you’re out there on that boat, you’re not talking about four servings; one bag is one serving! A little corner of corn and vegetables, telling me that’s my serving for the day, no way!”

 

Friday Quake Action + Mount Rainier Volcano News

Andy W. sent this all in. He says “Lots of rumblings on Yellowstone Helicorders. The 6.0 Alaska quake shook through the are too, but loads more background noise than normal. Yellowstone Lake looking lively: ”  July 17 seismograph

Christian Science MonitorWhen will Mount Rainier erupt again? Magma study offers clues.
Scientists have mapped the electric and magnetic signatures of magma flows beneath Mount Rainier, which scientists expect to erupt again.

Washington’s Mount Rainier May Erupt Again, Study Reveals
Mount Rainier is expected to make a monstrous eruption again, however it is not known when it will explode, according to a new study.

‘MRI’ reveals huge magma reserve under Mount Rainier < has map of monitors

Pay-to-view: Pathway from subducting slab to surface for melt and fluids beneath Mount Rainier

Washington’s volcanoes get mapped after Mount Rainier magma

Maybe they are mapping the Cascade Range because so many live near the volcanoes – FC