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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hundreds of Quakes Continue at Salton Buttes Volcano in Southern California





There have been today about 80 or so small to moderate earthquakes at the Salton Buttes Volcano at the Salton Sea in Southern California. This is an earthquake swarm because the events are highly localized. What is very interesting about this, that that most of the events are on near surface, which makes me wonder if this has got something to do with some drilling in the area, or the release of steam. There are some events 8 miles down, which is within the magma chamber.

Indeed Salton Buttes has a hot magma chamber under it, and like I say all the time, this chamber is extensive and stretches a good 20 miles.

Here is a USGS link to the list of earthquakes as of this writing: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/FaultMaps/115-33_eqs.html

Here is the list it's self:


Earthquake list for map centered at 33°N,115°W

Update time = Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:00:22 UTC

93 earthquakes in list

Mag

Date

y/m/d

Local Time

h:m:s

Latitude

deg

Longitude

deg

Depth

km

Location

2.4

2012/03/01

01:11:20

32.553N

115.705W

2.4

24 km (15 mi) SW of Calexico, CA

1.6

2012/02/29

13:18:19

33.273N

115.565W

1.6

6 km ( 4 mi) NW of Niland, CA

1.5

2012/02/29

11:55:45

33.260N

115.634W

8.5

10 km ( 6 mi) N of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.4

2012/02/29

10:25:25

33.203N

115.553W

0.3

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.0

2012/02/29

10:23:14

33.240N

115.555W

2.0

4 km ( 2 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/29

10:16:34

33.207N

115.537W

2.5

4 km ( 3 mi) SSW of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/29

10:00:11

33.207N

115.565W

0.0

6 km ( 4 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.2

2012/02/29

09:52:34

33.203N

115.560W

0.2

6 km ( 4 mi) SW of Niland, CA

2.5

2012/02/29

09:51:15

33.209N

115.555W

0.3

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

2.1

2012/02/29

09:43:51

33.207N

115.558W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.1

2012/02/29

09:39:13

33.230N

115.555W

3.5

4 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/29

09:38:02

33.217N

115.554W

3.5

4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

3.4

2012/02/29

09:35:55

33.206N

115.554W

0.3

5 KM ( 3 MI) SW OF NILAND, CA

1.2

2012/02/29

09:07:51

33.527N

115.871W

9.3

6 km ( 4 mi) E of North Shore, CA

1.2

2012/02/29

08:51:54

33.176N

115.570W

0.0

6 km ( 4 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.8

2012/02/29

08:15:01

32.969N

115.515W

0.1

2 km ( 1 mi) ESE of Brawley, CA

1.8

2012/02/29

07:48:20

33.208N

115.559W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

2.6

2012/02/29

07:33:25

33.201N

115.561W

0.0

6 km ( 4 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/29

07:20:52

33.214N

115.590W

7.0

7 km ( 4 mi) NE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.5

2012/02/29

07:17:31

33.208N

115.556W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

2.0

2012/02/29

07:14:06

33.201N

115.559W

0.0

6 km ( 4 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.7

2012/02/29

07:12:15

33.209N

115.557W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.6

2012/02/29

07:12:00

33.210N

115.559W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

3.2

2012/02/29

07:01:39

33.209N

115.557W

0.1

5 KM ( 3 MI) SW OF NILAND, CA

1.7

2012/02/29

06:59:35

33.235N

115.575W

3.6

6 km ( 4 mi) W of Niland, CA

3.3

2012/02/29

06:48:05

33.216N

115.556W

1.4

5 KM ( 3 MI) WSW OF NILAND, CA

2.5

2012/02/29

06:04:31

32.212N

115.292W

2.2

19 km (12 mi) WSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

2.1

2012/02/29

01:21:50

32.547N

115.713W

2.7

25 km (15 mi) SW of Calexico, CA

3.3

2012/02/28

21:47:17

32.192N

115.284W

10.0

20 KM (12 MI) SW OF GUADALUPE VICTORIA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

2.5

2012/02/28

17:50:38

32.273N

115.298W

10.0

18 km (11 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

4.2

2012/02/28

17:27:29

32.203N

115.282W

10.0

19 KM (12 MI) WSW OF GUADALUPE VICTORIA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

2.5

2012/02/27

21:09:33

32.092N

115.223W

17.4

24 km (15 mi) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

1.0

2012/02/27

04:54:56

33.196N

115.574W

5.0

6 km ( 4 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.6

2012/02/27

04:19:20

33.188N

115.573W

1.7

6 km ( 4 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.3

2012/02/27

04:18:12

33.221N

115.556W

4.1

4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

2.1

2012/02/27

04:13:11

33.190N

115.573W

2.3

6 km ( 4 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

2.0

2012/02/27

04:09:30

33.192N

115.574W

2.3

6 km ( 4 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

21:00:07

33.243N

115.570W

1.6

5 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.0

2012/02/26

16:56:47

33.171N

115.603W

2.8

3 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

13:58:33

33.179N

115.599W

2.6

4 km ( 2 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

13:43:57

33.222N

115.552W

4.1

4 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

12:42:50

33.176N

115.598W

0.9

4 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

12:24:52

33.230N

115.554W

4.1

4 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.8

2012/02/26

12:06:13

33.179N

115.597W

1.7

4 km ( 2 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

12:05:30

33.178N

115.592W

2.1

4 km ( 3 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.1

2012/02/26

11:53:05

33.208N

115.609W

5.4

5 km ( 3 mi) NNE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

11:41:28

33.174N

115.604W

2.3

3 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.1

2012/02/26

11:36:37

33.175N

115.606W

2.8

3 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

11:35:55

33.181N

115.590W

1.3

5 km ( 3 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

2.2

2012/02/26

11:35:07

33.177N

115.596W

0.8

4 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

11:35:01

33.180N

115.590W

1.3

4 km ( 3 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

11:33:27

33.170N

115.603W

2.3

3 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

11:33:06

33.174N

115.595W

1.4

4 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

2.3

2012/02/26

11:22:27

33.180N

115.598W

0.8

4 km ( 2 mi) ENE of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

11:01:11

33.224N

115.567W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.0

2012/02/26

10:58:46

33.169N

115.598W

0.0

4 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

10:39:40

33.232N

115.562W

5.1

5 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

10:29:39

33.248N

115.554W

0.0

4 km ( 2 mi) WNW of Niland, CA

2.5

2012/02/26

10:00:53

33.220N

115.558W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

10:00:17

33.226N

115.566W

2.5

5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.0

2012/02/26

09:34:02

33.172N

115.599W

1.5

3 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

09:18:27

33.227N

115.562W

1.0

5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

2.9

2012/02/26

08:40:22

33.221N

115.551W

0.6

4 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

08:34:00

33.233N

115.566W

3.5

5 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.1

2012/02/26

08:27:53

33.174N

115.595W

0.4

4 km ( 2 mi) E of Obsidian Butte, CA

1.7

2012/02/26

08:25:43

33.222N

115.558W

0.1

4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

05:20:12

33.233N

115.569W

2.7

5 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

05:20:06

33.231N

115.558W

1.6

4 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

04:52:33

33.232N

115.570W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

04:42:51

33.233N

115.575W

0.0

6 km ( 4 mi) W of Niland, CA

2.2

2012/02/26

04:37:25

33.230N

115.567W

0.9

5 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.7

2012/02/26

04:36:21

33.215N

115.568W

0.0

6 km ( 4 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

2.2

2012/02/26

04:30:17

33.238N

115.562W

2.9

4 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

2.1

2012/02/26

04:29:50

33.231N

115.559W

0.0

4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

04:20:45

33.232N

115.559W

4.0

4 km ( 3 mi) W of Niland, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

04:06:21

33.221N

115.562W

2.3

5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.4

2012/02/26

04:05:29

33.217N

115.554W

0.9

4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.2

2012/02/26

03:37:48

33.232N

115.553W

4.3

4 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

1.3

2012/02/26

03:35:30

33.218N

115.565W

0.3

5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Niland, CA

3.2

2012/02/26

03:31:19

33.216N

115.555W

0.0

5 KM ( 3 MI) WSW OF NILAND, CA

1.6

2012/02/25

14:25:28

32.621N

115.680W

8.7

18 km (11 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA

2.1

2012/02/25

09:25:10

32.651N

115.690W

8.5

16 km (10 mi) S of Seeley, CA

1.6

2012/02/25

08:32:23

32.642N

115.693W

8.9

17 km (10 mi) S of Seeley, CA

2.9

2012/02/25

06:19:13

32.616N

115.732W

3.2

20 km (12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

1.2

2012/02/25

00:21:42

32.965N

115.526W

15.3

2 km ( 1 mi) SE of Brawley, CA

1.5

2012/02/24

19:19:50

33.207N

115.559W

0.2

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.2

2012/02/24

19:13:29

33.204N

115.558W

0.1

6 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.1

2012/02/24

16:54:47

33.152N

115.632W

2.6

2 km ( 1 mi) SSE of Obsidian Butte, CA

2.3

2012/02/24

16:20:15

32.273N

115.367W

7.0

24 km (15 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

1.7

2012/02/24

07:42:33

32.657N

115.926W

8.8

11 km ( 7 mi) SE of Ocotillo, CA

1.9

2012/02/23

22:38:56

32.373N

115.539W

10.3

32 km (20 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

1.2

2012/02/23

20:28:04

33.206N

115.558W

0.0

5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Niland, CA

1.6

2012/02/23

12:44:47

33.349N

115.730W

5.0

0 km ( 0 mi) S of Bombay Beach, CA

The most recent earthquakes are at the top of this list.


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