Over the past 2 weeks we’ve seen a flurry of earthquake activity in southern California.
Beginning on October 8th, we saw moderate activity at Pisgah Crater East of Los Angeles.
Today, October 14 2013, a swarm of earthquakes has struck the Salton Sea Buttes.
The Salton Sea Volcanoes (buttes) were ELEVATED TO ACTIVE STATUS by the USGS in late 2011 / early 2012. The area also experienced heavy sulfuric smells across the entire region, which was eventually figured out to be volcanic in nature , actually coming from these very same Buttes.
main stream media covered the story , explaining the volcano here:
One year ago, in September of 2012, actual plumes were seen on RADAR coming from the Buttes. Captured by multiple video makers .. here is one example:
Salton Sea California is also a geothermal hotspot, magma rising fairly close to the surface, with a giant chamber beneath the area filled with a large volume of molten rock. This leads to geothermal activity such as mud pots, steam vents, and (as seen above) actual volcanic activity from time to time.