Idaho Swarm Earthquakes Subsiding

A series of swarm earthquakes on the Lost River Fault in Idaho dubbed the “Challis Swarm” have started to subside after peaking with a 4.9 quake. The 1983 earthquake on Borah Peak was on this fault.


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Idaho Video of 1983 Borah Earthquake

The Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory at Idaho State University has this video combining still photos and google earth animations about the the Borah earthquake.

This was funded by NSF Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation under award number EPS-0814387. We wondered in because this article.


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Dan Robbins Featured on Idaho Climbing


Dan Robbins who has an extensive Borah web presence is featured on t.v. and in magazines year.
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Earlier Names for Borah: Chilly and Beauty


KTVB has a history of Borah noting that it was originally called “Chilly Mountain” and then Beauty Peak before being renamed for Idaho Senator William Edgar Borah.
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Idaho Newspaper Story on Highpointer Chris Anderson


The Magic Valley Times News in Idaho has a profile of Chris Anderson who has completed 46 of the lower 48 and whose website was one of the first devoted to highpointing.
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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched


Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .
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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


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Peaks With 5,000 Foot Vertical Climbs in the Lower 48

Aaron Maizlish has an amazing peaklist.org site discussing prominence (the distance from the highest point to the next highest point). The most spectacular examples of these are the peaks where you have could have a at least 5,000 foot vertical climb (there’s even peaks in the East where you can do that!). The site also lists dramatic vertical climbs throughout the world and lesser climbs in many states.
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Buy Summit Markers from Mountain Climb

Mountainclimb.com has great collection of pewter benchmarks of highpoints.
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Rotating 3D Anaglyph Movie of Borah Peak

Here’s a 3D rotating movie of the Borah summit. You will see it in 3D if you have red-blue glasses. This was generated with 3DEM.WARNING: 1.4 meg mpg file. (more…)


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