a reply to: muzzy
Jeez, I should have checked the Mexican sources directly. I forgot they have a pretty good system as I've checked there before when watching Popo. I
was asking you because I wanted to see if you could see an increase lately. I've noticed that compared to last week, they have decrease, so I'm
thinking, there was a uptick last week. I know they get a lot.
On the other subject of Hawthorne, I found out when the last big swarm was 2011. I'll post an old new article. Interestingly, Northern Nevada picked
up slightly. And even Idaho, near Challis had a tiny one.
In the report it said that the 2011 earthquakes were tectonic. And then it explains why. But it isn't always the case that volcanic forces cause long
rhythmic- harmonic earthquakes, that's just magma moving. However, if a large amount of magma is moving slowly or expanding slowly, the outward
pressure exerted on the hard crust would cause sharp tectonic earthquakes. These pressure events would cause small earthquakes which would then
resemble swarms of very small earthquakes. This is the pattern seen in Yellowstone swarms. And, this is the patterns I've seen in Idaho and Nevada.
It's like fracturing, or like the geothermal plants, the pressure of fluids in the crust cause swarms.
In each area, there has been past volcanic activity.
And here's a graph from yesterday's Mombotombo showing harmonic tremor. The magma is moving and this volcano is filling up. I'm expecting it to blow
Oh and to go back to Hawthorne, the epicenters are in a different place. And there's two areas affected at the moment if you add in those earthquakes
by the lake.
Ha, and I thought I was crazy, wait, I am. oh well, there's been two more tiny ones in Idaho. As I've been saying, the uptick we just had in Northern
Nevada is related to Idaho. I've made that tenuous connection. Not I want to elaborate and say that Hawthorne is also in the mix. Heck, just look
around Hawthorne and you'll see the very dramatic past. Volcanic craters everywhere. Heck, we thought Idaho looked like the moon landing site, well,
you can find some spots in Nevada that nearly fit the bill.
Let's just say my wildest imaginings are nowhere near true. But let's say some of it is true. Let's say it's volcanic, but not eruptive. Meaning, the
magma is moving, but nowhere near the stage to erupt in the near future. Maybe the maybe is just moving around like it does under Yellowstone. A
circulation of sorts. Since the crust is thin in some of these western North American parts, that movement is causing stress fractures, and some
aquifer heating and circulation. Actually, I think I've written some of these same thoughts before. So, I should stop. I'm just stating that these
are connected and due to fluids heating and cooling.
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