5/22/2015 — Extremely rare 5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes South Nevada

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.

nevada earthquake may 22 2015

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.

37.296°N 114.703°W

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.

copper mine earthquake may 22 2015


A west coast earthquake watch was issued yesterday.  We have been watching the multiple dormant volcanoes show movement in the region, 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:


A major steam plume event has occurred across Nevada over the past 2 days – captured by tatoott1009:


Magnitude 5.4 ml
Location 37.296°N 114.703°W
Depth 19.4 km
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
Azimuthal Gap 233.29°
FE Region Nevada (41)


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