Monday, October 14, 2013

Local Southern California Volcano, Salton Buttes, Is Having a New Quake Swarm

Over the past week, and even the past day and hour, there has been renewed shaking at the Salton Buttes volcano. This current swarm of moderate 3.0 mag and micro-quakes (under 3.0 mag) is very numerous and over the past hour rather intense. The area where there is a vent, is closed to the public, and has been for a few moths or so. I have seen many quake swarms at this volcano since the nearby 7.2 mag Easter Earthquake, in 2010.