A noteworthy earthquake swarm has struck on the flanks of Glacier Peak volcano in Washington State, and at Salton Sea Volcanic Buttes in Southern California.
Two back to back events measuring M3.5 , and M3.1 struck Glacier Peak Volcano. One M3.0 struck Salton Sea Volcanic buttes. Both locations which were struck reside along the West coast of the United States.
Glacier Peak was the topic of recent news articles this past year (May 2015).
Most people don’t know that the USGS decided to install new monitoring equipment on Glacier Peak due to the potential threat of eruption. The Geologists felt the need to monitor the area in light of this potential.
Here is the full post I made at the time they announced the installation of the new equipment on Glacier Peak:
This new volcanic earthquake movement is no shock in light of the building pressure on the West coast. The past 3 videos I made over this week explain how / why we would see this new movement in the Pacific Northwest.
See the earthquake forecast for Washington State / Pacific Northwest here – issued on November 17th:
See the update video here:
Salton Sea is another volcano which shows seismic activity BEFORE we see larger West coast earthquakes strike.
This volcano in Southern California was recently (past few years) elevated to “active” status, and even sent of Geothermal plumes.
Here is the mainstream media report on Salton Sea being ‘active’ , and something to watch as a precursor to large West coast earthquake activity:
Information on these earthquakes from the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.5 ml± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||48.115°N 121.204°W± 0.7 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||8.5 km± 1.2|
|Number of Stations||16|
|Number of Phases||19|
|Minimum Distance||4.92 km (0.04°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.26 sec|
|FE Region||Glacier Peak area, Washington (29)|
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.1 ml± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||48.136°N 121.175°W± 0.9 km|
|Depthuncertainty||12.3 km± 1.8|
|Number of Stations||10|
|Number of Phases||12|
|Minimum Distance||3.43 km (0.03°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.22 sec|
|FE Region||Glacier Peak area, Washington (2|
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.0 ml± 0.2|
|Location/uncertainty||33.266°N 116.280°W± 0.2 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||2.7 km± 0.5|
|Number of Stations||97|
|Number of Phases||125|
|Minimum Distance||8.53 km (0.08°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.19 sec|
|FE Region||Southern California (43)|