Another dormant volcano in California has started showing earthquake activity. A magnitude 3.4 struck near “Crater Mountain” which is located in Central Eastern California along the Nevada border.
This California volcanic earthquake activity began after a strange volcanic plume event in Central Nevada yesterday (April 28, 2015).
One day prior we saw a 3.0M earthquake strike near the dormant volcanic Inyo Craters at the California – Nevada border region.
The 3.0 magnitude earthquake at Inyo Craters has now been followed by another 3.4M earthquake, due South, directly at a dormant volcano named Red Mountain.
Red Mountain resides on the flanks of the greater nearby Crater Mountain volcano.
These multiple volcanoes part of the greater Long Valley volcanic complex located in California.
After a few weeks of relative silence in Eastern California, over the past 12 hours we have seen THREE volcanic related events take place.
1. Plumes in central Nevada from dormant volcanic buttes
2. Earthquake struck a dormant volcanic field at the NV / CA border
3. Earthquake now strikes Red Mountain / Crater Mountain at the CA / NV border
All the recent plume events seem to be happening near springs, volcanoes, and even some fracking locations with deep water wells.
The most recent earthquake forecast fully covered the possibility of dormant volcanoes showing movement along the West coast (in light of the other activity happening globally this should be no shock to those of us paying attention to such things).
See the earthquake forecast from April 24, 2015 below. Specifically mention the possibility of movement at Inyo Craters area at about 14min 20sec into this video:
Information on the 3.4M earthquake from the USGS:
M3.4 – 11km S of Big Pine, California
|Magnitude / uncertainty||3.4 ml± 0.3|
|Location / uncertainty||37.059°N 118.279°W± 0.6 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||5.8 km± 0.9|
|Origin Time||2015-04-29 09:36:56.790 UTC|
|Number of Stations||38|
|Number of Phases||35|
|Minimum Distance||4.35 km (0.04°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.11 sec|
|FE Region||Central California (40)|