6/19/2015 — Nevada Dormant Volcanic Buttes hit by earthquake — Southwest US begins seeing movement

Another rare earthquake has struck Southern Nevada near Las Vegas, and the nearby dormant volcanic buttes.

nevada earthquake june 19 2015 dormant volcanoes


After seeing the central portion of the craton show displacement yesterday (June 18, 2015), a warning was issued to watch the Southwest United States for renewed movement to begin.

This Nevada volcanic earthquake comes after multiple days with no Southwest US earthquake activity above M3.0.

Now (June 19) another ‘rare’ Nevada earthquake struck near the same location which was hit by a M5.4 nearly one month ago .

Literally the same area which showed heavy movement – back on May 22, 2015 – is again showing movement at / near the dormant volcanic buttes which reside at the seismic epicenter.

dormant butte nevada earthquake may 26 2015a


Information on this Nevada earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 3.0 ml± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 37.244°N 114.651°W± 3.8 km
Depth 0.0 km
Origin Time 2015-06-19 22:11:57.970 UTC
Number of Stations 4
Number of Phases 7
Minimum Distance 39.74 km (0.36°)
Travel Time Residual 0.1299 sec
Azimuthal Gap 133.63°
FE Region Nevada (41)


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