Over the past 48 hours the whole of the West coast of the United States has moved on at least a 4.0 magnitude level or greater.
Currently, another mid-4.0 magnitude (4.2 M) earthquake has struck the West coast, off the shores of Oregon, near the Axial undersea volcano (which is currently erupting).
This is a huge development to see, please pay close attention to the regional seismic activity over the next week (currently May 22 2015).
This new West coast earthquake activity is expected, but unwelcome.
See the earthquake forecast for the West coast of the United States here (issued May 21 2015):
This new West coast earthquake unrest began with a 4.2M at the border of Alaska and British Colombia Canada (as expected).
The Alaska activity was shortly followed by a new swarm of earthquakes at the Salton Sea Volcanic buttes (located in Southern California).
The Southern California volcanic earthquake swarm was shortly followed by a 4.1M event in Napa Vallay / Gorda Escarpment zone near San Francisco, CA.
All the aforementioned activity has now been followed by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake off the shores of Oregon. These events all point towards Vancouver Island BC as a “silent zone” to watch, along with Washington State.
Worthy to note, this Oregon earthquake occurred very close to the location of a new underwater volcano which was detected along the Axial Seamount, which is located due West of the Oregon Coast.
Also, keep in mind the oil pipeline rupture along the West coast of California near Los Angeles, and the flurry of dormant volcanoes which have shown movement along the states of California, Oregon, and Washington state…. all these events signs of building pressure in the region.
Worthy to note the large steam plume event which occurred across the state of Nevada for the past 3 days. Captured by tatoott1009, seen in this video here:
Information on the Oregon 4.2 magnitude earthquake from the USGS:
|Magnitude / uncertainty||4.2 mb± 0.1|
|Location / uncertainty||43.470°N 127.052°W± 5.7 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||10.0 km± 2.0|
|Origin Time||2015-05-22 07:40:46.480 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||98|
|Minimum Distance||230.99 km (2.08°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.05 sec|
|FE Region||Off the coast of Oregon (30)|
After a flurry of West coast earthquake activity yesterday going into this morning (May 22), now an extremely rare 5.4M earthquake has struck South Nevada.
Additionally, a new swarm of earthquakes is now developing at the South Nevada epicenter.
The location in Nevada appears to be an ancient dormant volcanic butte. The nearby dormant volcano is surely the culprit for this 5.4M earthquake today.
Search the coordinates, then look at the cliff sides to the East of the epicenter, you will see the old basalt flows, and the higher dome of the butte.
If you search the coordinates you will also come to find that there is an abandoned Copper mine (“Cherokee Copper mine”) located VERY close to the earthquake epicenter.
A west coast earthquake watch was issued yesterday. We have been watching the multiple dormant volcanoes show movement in the region, along with this 5.4 magnitude in Nevada.
Over the past week, the Markagunt volcanic plateau moved in South Utah, and now this dormant volcanic butte (unnamed) shows activity in South Nevada.
See the full forecast here:
|Origin Time||2015-05-22 18:47:43.020 UTC|
|Number of Stations||36|
|Number of Phases||35|
|Minimum Distance||38.07 km (0.34°)|
|Travel Time Residual||–|
|FE Region||Nevada (41)|