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#13568 - 05/04/11 06:50 AM Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley
KevinR Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 514
Loc: Manchester, NH
My wife noticed the recent earthquake activity about 45 miles north of us. Keeler is on the eastern side of Owens Lake, across from Olancha, and south of Lone Pine.



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#13571 - 05/04/11 07:38 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: KevinR]
Steve C Offline
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 5084
Loc: Fresno, CA
Kevin, did anyone feel it? It occurred Tuesday at 2:41 p.m.


Here's a link to the USGS recent earthquakes map.

  California-Nevada Fault Map

Click on an area and it zooms in. Click on one of the squares, and it reports data on that earthquake.

Earthquake Details, from this link this link:

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude4.5
Date-Time
Location36.395°N, 117.870°W
Depth2.2 km (1.4 miles)
RegionCENTRAL CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 10 km (6 miles) S (179°) from Keeler, CA
  • 16 km (10 miles) ENE (59°) from Cartago, CA
  • 19 km (12 miles) NE (38°) from Olancha, CA
  • 28 km (17 miles) SE (140°) from Lone Pine, CA
  • 238 km (148 miles) W (276°) from Las Vegas, NV
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles)
ParametersNph= 44, Dmin=18 km, Rmss=0.18 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=z
Source
Event IDci14978940


Edited by Steve C (05/04/11 07:47 AM)

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#13580 - 05/04/11 08:57 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: Steve C]
CaT Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 693
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
At only 17 miles from Lone Pine, and at a very shallow depth, the "shake map" for the initial 4.5 quake indicates that it could very well have been felt by anyone in the Whitney area (including the summit) at the time.

Imagine being on the East Face during a quake. eek

CaT
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#13582 - 05/04/11 09:06 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: CaT]
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Registered: 01/07/10
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Loc: Madison, WI
Tremors... probably just them underground creatures in the area.
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#13585 - 05/04/11 09:14 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: Fishmonger]
NJ hiker Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 74
Loc: Northern NJ
Someone has woken up the dragon in the mountain wink

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#13586 - 05/04/11 09:18 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: NJ hiker]
SoCalGirl Offline


Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 200
Loc: Spring Valley, CA
The first time Momma and I were overnighting at Trail Camp she spent all night listening to rockfall in some of the surrounding hillslopes (at first she thought it was thunder and we were in trouble.. then realized what it was... I in my comatose state was completely oblivious to any and all sounds).

Anyways... we dicussed it the next morning and wondering if it had anything to do with seismic activity in the area and when we got home she looked at the USGS site and sure enough there had been a "swarm" of small quakes in the area that night....

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#13594 - 05/04/11 10:08 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: SoCalGirl]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 302
Loc: Wildomar
It's only going to make Whitney TALLER...............DUG

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#13595 - 05/04/11 10:16 AM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: SoCalGirl]
KevinR Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 514
Loc: Manchester, NH
Steve -

We don't tend to notice them, but it's been very windy lately, so that noise tends to distract us from other occurrences.

That's a very active area in terms of quakes. Usually they're more in the 2.5 - 2.7 range. I guess I'd get nervous if they DIDN'T occur.

There's a big geothermal plant just south of Keeler, accessed by the road that goes east of the Chevron station at the Little Lake rest area. You can't get very far up the road, though. It's on Navy land, lots of Haliburton trucks around, etc. They continuously re-inject water into the ground to produce steam.


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#13607 - 05/04/11 01:00 PM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: DUG]
saltydog Offline
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 979
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
DUG:

Exactly what I was thinking. Just getting used to 14505, too.
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#13638 - 05/04/11 09:20 PM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: DUG]
NJ hiker Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 74
Loc: Northern NJ
Originally Posted By: DUG
It's only going to make Whitney TALLER...............DUG


LOL yeah, just my luck! It must know I am coming....

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#13742 - 05/06/11 02:22 PM Re: Recent Quake Activity in the Southern Owens Valley [Re: NJ hiker]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 302
Loc: Wildomar
Originally Posted By: NJ hiker
Originally Posted By: DUG
It's only going to make Whitney TALLER...............DUG


LOL yeah, just my luck! It must know I am coming....


With proper training and some determination we should all be able to handle the extra 1/8 inch. smile.................DUG

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