In the earthquake forecast video text from yesterday (April 2, 2015) Idaho was named as a place for possible near term seismic movement.
Today, April 3 2015, we now see earthquake activity begins at the Westernmost portion of the magma chamber associated with Yellowstone supervolcano – located in central Idaho.
A 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred just West of the previous Idaho earthquake swarm location from 2014, and early 2015.
I’ve personally been to Craters of the Moon volcano .. taking radiation tests on my drive across the country after Fukushima in 2011.. see that video here:
Also, on a different note — fracking earthquakes continue in Oklahoma (and Texas).
Seen below, the swarm in Oklahoma dwarfs activity across the rest of the country. The pressure is transferring to other operations in Dallas, TX.
It is worthy to note the increased GEYSER activity which was seen just 2-3 days ago (March 31st into April 1 2015).
No doubt the craton pressure induced this excessive geyser activity, and also this most current earthquake associated with the Yellowstone magma chamber.
It has been confirmed by the USGS + AGU that the underground magma chamber for Yellowstone extends far West into Idaho.
New measurements (using radio waves bounced off the magma chamber) indicate a much larger, and deeper structure which encompasses much of the entire nearby region.
This diagram shows the new measurements alongside the largest earthquake to strike the region in the past year (April 2014 – almost exactly 1 year ago) :
Make note of the depth, and direction of the magma chamber.
Notice as it reaches down into the crust of the Earth, it reaches West into Idaho.
Click to view full size:
The above diagram (in orange) can be viewed in its full context via this .pdf report from the University of Utah department of Geology:
Information on this newest 2.5M earthquake to strike Idaho :
|Magnitude / uncertainty||2.5 mc± 0.5|
|Location / uncertainty||44.774°N 113.167°W ± 0.4 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||12.4 km± 0.6|
|Origin Time||2015-04-03 16:56:18.000 UTC|
|Number of Stations||42|
|Number of Phases||42|
|Minimum Distance||25.90 km (0.23°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.18 sec|
|FE Region||Southern Idaho (457)|