Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Southern California Active Volcano at Salton Buttes In Mainstream Media

For more than a year and a half, I had been on top of Google if you goggle Salton Buttes, or Salton Buttes Volcano. I had been theorizing about the volcano there, and how it is a recently erupted one.

Five days ago the mainstream media picked up on it, after researchers confirmed that the rotten egg stench experienced in Southern California in August and September - are due to a nearby volcano. 

Personally, after the time of the earthquake swarm in Brawley, I have experienced the sulfur or ‘rotten egg’ smell, and experienced a yellow haze. That, in my opinion, is vog, or volcanic fog.

Recent articles now parallel the very words I have been saying all along in this blog, and even before that in various videos.

Indeed Southern California’s Salton Buttes Volcano is an active and young basalt based volcano, and one associated with a rifting zone. This blog repeats that point. I need to get my paper published and an advanced geology degree, and be better able to swim with these big boys that grabbed at the very theory I have been going on.

Here are articles from this week by the mainstream media:

Here are two videos of me actually being at Salton Buttes Volcano:

Here are my own videos on Salton Buttes, starting in 2010:

Longer Version of the above:  http://youtu.be/ZxJiAQ8OzxI

Here is my buddy Bill and I at the Mojave young volcano, Amboy Crater, a listed USGS hazard:

Here’s a video on Pipes Canyon Mojave Young Volcano, yet another part of our Eastern California Rifting Zone:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault

Today, about 15 hours ago, there was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake along the San Andreas fault, near King City, California. This is a bit south of Salinas. The quake was felt in the Bay Area, around Fresno and as far south as Santa Barbara.

This an area along the 700 mile long fault where there is a steady creep, and is an area of very many smaller earthquakes. It's not unusual to see a 4 mag quake in the area, and 3 mag quakes are common place. A 5 mag or more will occur in the area, but is less common.

What is interesting and noteworthy, is the fact that at the south end of the state, just south of where the San Andreas fault ends, we experienced two 5 mag plus earthquakes in Brawley, two months ago. Right after it, we had a series of 4 mag quakes on a parallel fault, the Elsinore fault, in Orange County. That area of Orange County had a similar quake swarm long before that!

It'll be interesting to see what other earthquakes will occur during this time of increased activity.

Here is the link for today's earthquake:  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/