Articles tagged "salton sea"

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Salton Buttes lava domes: Mud volcano threatens railroad track and state highway, California

One of the mud geysers near the town of Niland, California's Imperial County, is growing rapidly, threatening nearby railroad track and state highway which may soon have to be closed. This area consists of a group of volcanoes in the Niland Field, known as...

November 02, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Brawley, Southern California

A swarm of shallow earthquakes is being registered under the city of Brawley, California since December 31, 2016. Mayor Sam Couchman said the quakes have placed the city of 26 000 on edge. By 15:25 UTC on January 2, 2017, more than 260 small to moderate earthquakes...

January 02, 2017

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Increased risk of a major earthquake on San Andreas fault, California

Although the swarm of over 300 earthquakes under the Salton Sea in southern California seems to be over, seismologists are warning there still remains an increased risk of a big earthquake on the San Andreas fault. Experts said it’s important to understand...

October 01, 2016

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Swarm of small earthquakes hits Salton Sea, California

Between 11:03 UTC on September 26 and 06:03 UTC on September 27, 2016, USGS registered a total of 143 earthquakes in a remote desert area around the Salton Sea in California. Three of them had magnitudes above 4. The largest was a shallow M4.3 at 14:31 UTC on...

September 26, 2016

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Faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault.Like a steaming kettle with the top on, pressure is building beneath the surface of California that could

June 30, 2011