By Jim Stanford on August 5, 2010
Today is a good day to be in the business of selling earthquake insurance.
After being all shook up by the last few quakes around Jackson, somehow I missed yesterday’s 4.8 temblor up the Gros Ventres. Perhaps it’s because I was on the west side of the Snake River at Moose, greeting clients for a float trip. It would have been fun, and weird, to feel the rumble on the water.
For the last year or so, as earthquakes have rocked places around the world (Haiti, for instance), I’ve been sensing a big one coming for Jackson Hole. The Teton Fault is, after all, long overdue, geologists tell us. The Earth is restless. Probably just silly superstition.
But once again I’ve moved the Wyoming Earthquakes link to the “Summer Essentials” column at left, just in case. Also, via Mikey Franco, comes word there’s an iPhone app for earthquake reports, called QuakeWatch. Good day to be in the business of selling such apps.