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Western Montana has a history of large damaging earthquakes, and remains seismically active. Many of these earthquakes occur along faults that do not extend to the Earth’s surface, and are thus unmapped and unknown. Seismic hazards associated with earthquakes along these “blind” faults cannot be evaluated with traditional geologic studies and can only be studied by evaluations of data from a permanent network of seismograph stations. Accordingly, the mission of the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Earthquake Studies Office is: to monitor, analyze, and report on Montana earthquakes, to make data from earthquake events available to the public, and to measure the seismic hazards present in the State of Montana.
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