Just as we were watching for, dormant volcanoes along the Western portion of the craton are now being displaced.
As was stated in this weeks earthquake forecast, now that the Western portion of the craton saw multiple earthquakes along its perimeter, we could expect to see dormant volcanoes begin to show activity.
The newest activity taking place a few miles East of Black Rock Desert volcanic complex.
Statistics on this earthquake from the USGS:
M3.0 – 4km NW of Richfield, Utah
|Magnitudeuncertainty||3.0 ml± 0.1|
|Locationuncertainty||38.764°N 112.110°W± 0.5 km|
|Depthuncertainty||7.4 km± 1.1|
|Origin Time||2015-02-05 07:27:26.820 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||–|
|Travel Time Residual||–|
|FE Region||Utah (478)|
2 days ago, before this new spate of dormant volcanic movement began…… the pressure showing to the West became rather pronounced when looking at the 7 day plot of earthquakes across the region:
3 days ago, we saw movement near the unnamed dormant volcano at the Arizona / New Mexico border.
2 days ago, we saw movement near Crater Mountain dormant volcano in California.
1 day ago we saw movement near Salton Sea volcanic buttes in South California.
Today (Feb 5 2015) we see the movement at this dormant volcano (The Cinders at Black Rock Desert) in Utah.
This is not a coincidence, and should be noted for what it is. It is a sign of greater pressure building to the West by Northwest, leading credence to a possibly larger event on the NW Coast of the United States as the source of the pressure displacing the entire West Coast (currently).