With powerful earthquakes near Oregon, Mexico and Indonesia over the past few days, Mike Stickney, director of Earthquake Studies at Montana Tech in Butte, says the quakes pose no worries for specialists in Montana. Stickney says Montana experiences several small earthquakes every day, but most are so small they are rarely felt.

Stickney says the quake in Indonesia at 8.7 on the Richter Scale was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hebgen Lake quake in Yellowstone Park in 1959.  My interview with Dr. Stickney is below.