Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Earthquakes at the Salton Sea

According to the Los Angeles Times, a cluster of 42 quakes over a 48 hour period began Saturday morning in an area just south of Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. The magnitude ranged from .05 to 3.3 on the Richter Scale.

From the USGS: Salton Sea earthquake map and Earthquake List shows the activity is ongoing with the highest magnitude a 4.7 quake last night.

A Google search showed a couple of links to a similar swarm of quakes in late August and early September 2005: EarthScope and Andrew's Geology Blog

I suspect I'll be watching that USGS map and list for the next several days.

Interesting that this occurred so close to the Mount Redoubt eruption in Alaska.

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