2008 earthquakes within 30 miles (48 km) of Jo's Fleece Fields

This map is centered on our home and farm. There were 152 earthquakes reported by the USGS between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 with an epicenter within 30 miles (48 km) of our home. (There have been more reported, but earthquakes centered on known gravel pits and indicating the movement is centered at the surface have been discarded as gravel pit blasting.) The stongest earthquake in 2008 was a 2.8 magnitude quake that occurred November 25, 2008. The shakiest day of 2008 is shared by 3 dates, each with 4 quakes: April 5, May 1, and November 17.

See also 2009 quakes, 2010 quakes, 2011 quakes, 2012 quakes, 2013 quakes, and 2014 quakes, or for a densely marked map, all earthquakes since we starting tracking them in 2008.

The markers used to show epicenters are sized relative to the size of the earthquake.

The markers are:
  • magnitudes 1.0-1.4
  • magnitudes 2.0-2.4
  • magnitudes 1.5-1.9
  • magnitudes 2.5-2.9
Use the in the top left corner of the map to zoom in or out. The scroll wheel on your mouse (if you have one) also will zoom the map. Click and hold the map and slide your mouse to pan to another center point.

If your mouse hovers over a pushpin the date and magnitude of the quake will be displayed.

Oldest earthquakes are displayed first, so newer quake pegs may cover older quakes.

Purple rings indicate 10 mile (16km) distance from the farm.