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:
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||12.4 km (7.7 miles)|
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:
click to view full size:
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: