11/13/2011 — Georgia earthquake near DORMANT VOLCANO — Vulcan Mining company @ location !

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck the state of Georgia this past week — several people reported hearing some kind of “explosion”– then felt an earthquake.

I think I may have determined a “cause” or a likely “earthquake trigger” — and more specifically, why THIS area in particular can expect further movement .  Also, I think this may explain why some people heard an explosion of some kind.

Screenshot of the earthquake culprit below:

We see a chain of “old” dormant volcanic sites .. furthest to the south we see a massive supervolcano caldera.. several miles across.. 4 miles long / 2 miles wide

There is a MINE at the location in question — on Blue Hole Road @ Pigeon Mountain in Georgia…. the name of the mine is… seen on google earth street view


Check out the GATE TO THE MINE !

In between the cone volcano and the larger caldera, we see an old blasted out “flank volcano”:

Then to the north (seen below) is the smaller “cone volcano”..  — Pigeon Mountain  — where VULCAN mines are located.

Screenshot of distance in miles from earthquake epicenter:

Screenshot of all three volcanic areas from above:


In short — my opinion — the earthquake in Georgia was due to the old dormant supervolcano caldera, cone, and blasted out flank volcano .. located 19 miles west of the earthquake epicenter.

This is due to the global uptick in volcanic / tectonic activity.. literally, we are seeing volcanic areas which have been dormant for thousands of years are starting to show some activity — Pisgah, Black Hills, Volcano CA, Mono Lake, Yellowstone uplift, sites in Idaho, Utah, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have shown activity… this is just listing USA activity recently (past 2 months).

Now we can add Pigeon Mountain to the list .


Here are the USGS statistics on the quake:


Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 2.7
Location 34.773°N, 84.982°W
Depth 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
  • 1 km (1 miles) W (280°) from Dalton, GA
  • 10 km (6 miles) SE (146°) from Tunnel Hill, GA


Expect further earthquakes at, or within a short distance from, this dormant volcanic area.  If things continue.. we may see something like what I’ve got linked below !!

Here is the New York Times article from the year 1857 — located on the USGS website.. which CONFIRMS Georgia as being a past place of volcanic unrest (within the past 150 years).

Reports from 1857..


…..When observing the mountain they were more than ever terrified, for a brilliant light was plainly seen issuing from the summit. The atmosphere soon became strongly impregnated with a disagreeable sulphuric odor. On the following day a thick torrent of smoke and ashes ascended from where this light was previously seen….. The writer states that the principle of a volcano has for many years been germinating in Pigeon mountain. About ten miles south from where the present appeared, is the crater of an extinguished volcano, which appears to have been in an active state at no very distant period.Every appearance goes to vindicate the conjecture that it has been in a state of eruption within less than five hundred years. Several persons of credit have stated that in the Winter of ’48 or ’49, the earth in the vicinity was in a remarkabley warm state. Others have avowed to have seen smoke with a sulphuric smell issue from a very remarkable cavity which is found in the neighborhood of the place.

— Newspaper Source found at: The New York Times Archives, 2008

9 thoughts on “11/13/2011 — Georgia earthquake near DORMANT VOLCANO — Vulcan Mining company @ location !

  1. I recently came across this article and, while I agree the area was once volcanic, the article seems to overlook that “Pigeon Mountain” is a name given to two different locations in Georgia. One is west of Lafayette and the other near Augusta. The Augusta location was the one mentioned in the NYT archives, and the Lafayette location is the one that relates to the Dalton earthquake.

    Also, Vulcan Mining is a strip-mining operation..and when they finish with a site, no matter what site, it tends to look like an exploded crater…and they have mines all over this part of the State. Coincidental crater is coincidental. How the mining operation might relate to the earthquake might be of interest. The Vulcan mine near where I live was quite noisy at one time and yes..the ground shook.

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