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Mini Swarm of Earthquakes on Mount Rainier

There’s been a mini swarm of earthquakes on Mount Rainier which got some big headlines but scientists say it is routine.

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Swarm Earthquakes on Mauna Kea

There has been a swarm of 39 earthquakes including a 4.5 on Mauna Kea in the last 24 hours.

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Geologists Puzzled By Thousand of “Ice Quakes” on Mount Rainier

Geologists are puzzled by thousands of Magnitude 1 “ice quakes” believed to be at the base of — most likely the Emmons Glacier — on Mount Rainier. There were similar quakes in 1990 and 1998, but these have lasted long. … Continue reading

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Idaho Video of 1983 Borah Earthquake

The Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory at Idaho State University has this video combining still photos and google earth animations about the the Borah earthquake. This was funded by NSF Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation under award … Continue reading

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Swarm Quakes on Mount Hood

Mount Hood reports a series of swarm earthquakes with the biggest so far being 3.0 on May 14. The last swarm was July 2006 which peaked at 2.1 quake. In 2002 more than 200 quakes including a 4.5 hit the … Continue reading

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Sumatra 9.0 Quake Set Off Quakes a Record 7,000 Miles Away on Mount Wrangell in Alaska

Sitnews reports that the 9.0 Sumatra earthquake that touched off the Boxing Day Tidal initiated 12 tiny earthquakes on Mount Wrangell, the 14,163 foot volcano in Alaska. Authorities believe this would be the longest documented reported of related quakes (7,000 … Continue reading

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Lack of Attention to 1983 Borah Earthquake Raised in Idaho Gold Mine Controversy

The Boise Weekly reports Idaho has received its first application in more than 10 years for a new cyanidation gold mining facility. Desert Mineral Mining’s proposed small facility is located a 15-mile crow’s flight from downtown Boise off of Blacks … Continue reading

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13,000 Earthquakes in Hawaii in 2004 (average is 10,000)

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that there were 13,000 earthquakes were recorded in 2004 by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, only three were greater than magnitude 4. The average is 10,000 but Observatory seismologist Paul Okubo said there were … Continue reading

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Study: Yellowstone Earthquakes Peak in Late Spring/Early Summer (snow melt cause suspected)

An AP article published in the Billings Gazette and other publications notes that most of Yellowstone’s earthquakes occur in late spring and early summer. The study by Lizet Christiansen of the U.S. Geological Survey suspects that snow melt is responsible. … Continue reading

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Rainier Swarm Quakes

Rainier Swarm Quakes

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