Monday, November 16, 2015

Three small quakes in northwest Arizona last week

Three small earthquakes were recorded widely scattered across northwest Arizona in recent days [right, yellow dots show epicenters of quakes recorded last week. Credit, USGS].

A magnitude 1.6 quake occurred on November 11, about 19 miles east-southeast of Boulder City, NV.

A magnitude 1.3 event occurred on November 13 about 21 miles south of Colorado City.

A magnitude 1.4 quake occurred on November 15 about 34 miles southeast of Littlefield.

There are no reports of any of these being felt.   It's also unlikely that they are linked geologically.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:46 PM

    I'm sorry but Doug Ducey's proposal to change Gail Griffin's bill and re-locate the Mining and Mineral Museum to the U of A is totally unacceptable. This removes the museum from an already existing centrally located site that was accessible to over 35,000 children to a remote site that will not serve the people of Arizona. AHS's lobbyist,Jim Norton, has already publicly stated that they intend to work behind the scenes with the governor to reconfigure that desirable real estate into a "reception area" for the governor. Just what Arizona taxpayers need - another watering hole for the government elite. Doug Ducey is always touting himself as pro-education. Well, taking a highly-rated earth science museum away from Arizona's school children doesn't seem education-friendly to me. I have 1st-6th graders in my school who have been deprived of this great museum for five year! In other words they never got to see it and never will with this governor. This whole thing is about the acquisition of real estate. This museum should be restored to its original site - for budgetary reasons as well as logistical and educational ones.