Idaho earthquake swarm: Over 200 quakes in past 9 days

from Intellihub:

Scientists fear that the big one could be on the way as a recent earthquake swarm intensifies east of Soda Springs

(INTELLIHUB) — More than 204 earthquakes have struck west of Soda Springs, Idaho since Sept. 2 in a swarm that scientists fear could end with a big one.

34 of the earthquakes were felt on Sunday alone, according to a report by the Idaho State Journal, showing that the swarm may be intensifying.

“Dr. David Pearson, an Idaho State University geologist who studies earthquakes, said scientists who have researched some of the faults in Southeast Idaho have concluded that the 7.0 quake is possible at some point in the region’s future, but the current earthquake swarm is not necessarily an indication that it will occur anytime soon.”

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