posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 10:28 AM
I am about to introduce a new term known to few if any on ATS, but known to the volcanology scientific community. It is called a "distal earthquake
swarm". This is a condition that occurs prior to many a volcanic eruption, and was discovered fairly recently by a couple of scientific researchers.
It has been used already successfully in predicting a couple of volcanic eruptions.
I will leave it up to you, those that really want to know, to search this out for themselves and learn.
But the point here is this: the Salton Sea area has a volcanic history. It might be possible that this massive swarm is a new "distal" magmatic
intrusion. They typically occur around 15 to 20 km from the actual volcano. I admit, it is a highly unlikely theory, but it is possible. Please,
research this thoroughly before commenting on this post- and perhaps you will see why I am suggesting this. The quakes are at about the right depth
and about the right distance. Still, rather unlikely.
And no, I will not discuss my "rig". Suffice it to say that it is the total summation of my computer system and my access to seismic networks that
comprises it, and that is all I will say.
Update: No further big quakes yet, but small ones are still occurring- and again I say- pretty darn out of character for a measily 5.2.
And that's why I think something weird is up with this.
ETA: note that the USGS has now altered the depth of the main shock from -1.4 to 12.3km depth. Therefore, looks like the main shock was below sea
edit on Fri Jun 10th 2016 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)