5/08/2014 — Earthquake in Central Los Angeles — “Quartz Ave.” — USGS fails to mention LA in its notice

USGS fails to mention Los Angeles in any of its posts about this event.

That strikes me as odd.

Here are the details of this Los Angeles, California earthquake :

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15499025

los angeles movement may 8 2014

M3.3 – 0km WNW of Cudahy, California 2014-05-08 06:39:24 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-05-08 06:39:24 UTC
  2. 2014-05-07 22:39:24 UTC-08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-05-08 01:39:24 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.961°N 118.189°W depth=15.6km (9.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 0km (0mi) WNW of Cudahy, California
  2. 1km (1mi) S of Bell, California
  3. 2km (1mi) ENE of South Gate, California
  4. 2km (1mi) S of Maywood, California
  5. 569km (354mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

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Seeing a mid-3.0M event in Southern California, on its own might be nothing to report…. but over the past week… the main stream media saw fit to document the VOLCANIC earthquakes which occurred in California at Clear Lake, and Mammoth Mountain (both also @ a mid-3.0M magnitude).

If you zoom in on the epicenter of this Los Angeles earthquake, you’ll see the nearby street name is QUARTZ Ave…. also a large Zeolite / Silicate / Chemical factory is near the quakes location.

quartz earthquake los angeles may 8 2014

The depth of the earthquake was 9+ miles.  Thus the surface residents at the chemical factory / zeolite silicate facility most likely don’t play any role in the event.  Unless of course, its a silicate MINE, or used to be one!

However, we do have the street name … quartz……. Quartz is known to occur alongside Gold — which themselves both occur in somewhat Volcanic / fault pressure conditions.

http://www.otago.ac.nz/geology/research/environmental_geology/metals/epithermal.html

http://www.livescience.com/27953-earthquakes-make-gold.html

If the name of the street (which is very short by the way) is because of an old Quartz mine at the location, then we can safely assume via an educated guess, this 3.4M event falls in with the rest of the 3.0M+ events this past week…. volcanic related, not fault zone.

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