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Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley

Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:13 pm

Today’s Mw5.8 in the Owens Valley (centered right under the lakebed) could be any of a number of things. Most likely, it is an independent earthquake on a very active fault system that is known to have produced huge earthquakes in the past, such as the Mw7.4-7.9(estimated) 1872 Owens Valley Quake.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes ... /executive

My speculation (Emphasis on speculation) is that it's slightly related to the Ridgecrest quake, for a number of reasons including that it lines up nicely with the 7.1 fault zone. This area is very complex geologically, so this and other earthquakes will be a source for research for a long time!
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Post by Kauri » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:52 pm

I'm wondering if it could be related to the recent earthquake in Mexico, or is it on a different fault line?
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Re: Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley

Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:15 pm

There is no relation to earthquakes in different parts of the globe. Earthquake triggering is limited to 3-4 fault rupture lengths. Mexico's most recent earthquake was related to their local subduction zone, exactly the same as the one which will rock the PNW in the not-toot-distant future.
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Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:17 pm

I should further clarify that there is no relation to any earthquakes outside of the immediate area, including those recently in Goldfield, Monte Cristo, and near Mono Lake. Earthquakes do not increase the odds of volcanic activity in the local volcanic fields (Coso, Big Pine, Long Valley) either; however volcanoes themselves do cause earthquakes.
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Post by Kauri » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:45 pm

Good to know, thanks!
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Re: Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley

Post by ETAV8R » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:23 am

It is all related. Plates move and tension is either released or built up along fault lines.

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Re: Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley

Post by netllama » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:32 pm

ETAV8R wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:23 am
It is all related. Plates move and tension is either released or built up along fault lines.
fake news

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Re: Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley

Post by TacoLand » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:39 am

Gower: Thank you for taking the time to post information & your own interpretation/speculation on the relation between recent quakes. Being in the region, it's great to have someone with a scientific background and pertinent knowledge discuss the latest happenings.

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Ok now folks.

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:16 pm

Whose "fault" was this damn earthquake anyway? Trump says Biden caused it and Biden says Trump's hair flopping caused it. I have it on a good rumor that immediately after the quake our very own Gowergulch42 tired, hungry and thirsty walked into the Panamint Springs Bar and ordered a gin on the rocks and plate of tectonics. :lol:
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