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M 3.1 Explosion - 58km N of Battle Mountain, Nevada

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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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So I was checking USGS and seen a 3.1 mag explosion in Nevada and can't find any news on it , what could cause that big of a ground shake to register with USGS ?

Time
2018-12-16 21:48:09 (UTC)
Location
41.166°N 116.846°W
Depth
0.0 km
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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

The Twin Creeks Mine is near that location and it looks like they are expanding. I'd imagine it's mining related unless it's heavy road construction.


The Twin Creeks operation in Nevada is nearing completion of Twin Underground, an expansion containing nearly 200,000 ounces of gold


Just a guess?


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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

That's a big boom at 09:48 PM ...


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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: Gargoyle91
a reply to: Blaine91555

That's a big boom at 09:48 PM ...



If you blast rock, breaking the bond of rock can intensify the explosion. Certain rocks are more energy creating than others. It is like tapping on glass when cutting, it can cause the glass to explode when tapping the scratch if you tap it too hard when it stops cracking. The little tap does not have the ability to cause the pane to blow up, but as the glass cracks it increases the energy. Sort of like when a wind sways a bridge and then the pulsing causes the bridge to fly apart.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 12:27 PM
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Just under 1,400 lbs of TNT (i.e. less than a ton).

Big by stump blowing standards, but not really that big by mining standards.

ETA - I've seen coal mining blasts up in Wyoming where they regularly detonate 10+ tons of the stuff at a time. (not pure TNT, but ANFO, which I think is about 75% equivalent explosive power).


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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 12:27 PM
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DBL

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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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An old foreman of mine use to make "firecrackers" using... I want to say Sodium Nitrate and Aluminum German Black. (20 some odd years ago)...

Those babies would set off a richter scale lol.... Thumb size.... so I can see 1400 lbs. of explosives registering somewhere



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

The bridge thing is a different phenomenon I believe. That has to do with harmonics and frequency oscillation.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

What gets me it was at close to 10 pm , They still lighting up after dark ?



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Probably a mid-shift just doing it when there's less people around, so less risk.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

There is supposedly a radioactive waste disposal facility here. Explosions are common



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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Years ago i was mining during the day and going to collage in the evening.

The collage had a seismograph and i could see the seismic waves from my blast at 25 miles away.

And i was only using about 8 pounds of explosives per hole and around 13 holes timed per blast.



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