02/13/2013 — Nevada “Coaldale” Earthquake swarm — Mono Lake Supervolcano complex

earthquake swarm california feb 13 2013

A 5.1M earthquake struck West Nevada .. followed by an earthquake swarm of multiple 1.0M to 4.0M aftershocks in the same location.

Starting with this 5.1M listed below:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nn00402688.php

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 5.1
Date-Time
Location 38.028°N, 118.052°W
Depth 12.4 km (7.7 miles)
Region NEVADA
Distances
  • 27 km (16 miles) S (172°) from Tonopah Junction, NV
  • 45 km (28 miles) WNW (284°) from Weepah, NV
  • 52 km (32 miles) SE (127°) from Qualeys Camp, NV
  • 72 km (45 miles) W (267°) from Tonopah, NV
  • 304 km (189 miles) E (100°) from Sacramento, CA

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Using the coordinates of this earthquake (listed by the USGS)… you can look on Google Earth to see what resides at the earthquake epicenter…

As it turns out, we have a “coal mine” area, called Coledale… also, dormant volcanoes at the epicenter.  History of Coaldale here:

http://eponaleah.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/coaldale-nevada-the-ambition-of-a-prospector-in-petticoats/

 

click to view full size:

Nevada 5.2M earthquake at coaldale volcanic hills

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Finally, many may not know about the dormant supervolcano near this area — this smaller volcanic complex is part of the larger Mono Lake Supervolcano , which is located approximately 47 miles away:

mono lake

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