Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More quakes this week near Lake Mead

We had a magnitude 2.1 quake at Lake Mead this morning around 7:22 am local time (only half an hour ago as I write this. Monday saw two other similar small events.

I spoke to an engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation last week who said there is a semi-regular schedule of larger releases of water along the river to meet user needs. I've speculated that there seems to be a pattern of small quakes early in the week under and around Lake Mead.

[top right, Wed's quake; bottom, Monday's quakes. Credit, USGS]

1 comment:

  1. earthquake is very big disaster!

    thanks for sharing this!