ANSS - Advanced National Seismic System

Intermountain West Region

Region Partners

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Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Nevada Recent Earthquake Info


Regional seismic monitoring in the IMW Region continues to rely on a geographic patchwork of seismic networks, involving both stably-funded and unstably-funded operations. Well-established networks cover most of Utah, Nevada, and Montana. Throughout the IMW Region—and especially in Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona—the challenges are to achieve adequate geographic coverage of seismically hazardous areas, especially in gaps between existing networks and in areas that have been historically neglected; stable network operations in areas where seismic hazard and/or risk warrants continuous seismic monitoring; and coordinated data exchange, uniform earthquake reporting and response, and compilation of homogenous earthquake catalogs for more systematically defined regions of responsibility.

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 IMW Earthquakes

Contact Info

  • University of Utah Seismograph Stations
    115 South 1460 East, Room 211 FASB
    Room 705 WBB
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0102

    Phone: (801) 581-6274
    FAX: (801) 585-5585
  • University of Reno Seismic Labbr /> Seismological Labratory/174
    Mackay School of Mines
    Reno, NV 89557

    Phone: (775) 784-4975
  • Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
    Earthquake Studies Office
    1300 West Park St.
    Butte, MT 59701

    Phone: (406) 496-4332