Mike Stickney

Mike Stickney

How new technology is unlocking secrets of the 1959 Hebgen Lake quake

By: - August 2, 2022

Major earthquakes that rupture up to the ground surface and form fault scarps are rare occurrences in the Intermountain West during historical times. For an earthquake to generate surface rupture it typically needs to have a magnitude of 6.5 or greater. Only three historical earthquakes have produced surface ruptures in the Intermountain West;¬†the magnitude 6.6 […]

The past is alive: Hebgen Lake M7.3 earthquake in 1959 still influences Yellowstone National Park today

By: - August 2, 2021

The Magnitude 7.3 Hebgen Lake earthquake in 1959 is one of the two the largest recorded earthquakes in the entire Intermountain West of the United States.¬† We might still be seeing aftershocks from that event in what today is the most seismically active area of the Yellowstone region. The greater Yellowstone region has experienced dramatic¬†deformation. […]