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Hundreds of small earthquakes hit California-Nevada border, including magnitude 4.6

Earthquake map centered at 38°N,118°W

The California-Nevada border was hit by another swarm of earthquakes Saturday, the latest in hundreds of mostly small temblors to hit the region in the last week.

The latest swarm Saturday afternoon and evening included one magnitude 4.6 quake near Hawthorne, Nev., as well as a 4.1 temblor nearby. Some smaller quakes were reported on the California side of the border.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 4.6 temblor was felt in Hawthorne as well as Reno. It occurred at 5:45 p.m. about 130 miles east of Sacramento.

The USGS noted that magnitude 4.2 and 4.4 quakes hit Hawthorne on Wednesday.

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Magma is moving up!

This is Part of the volcano field that is to be "Yucca Mountain" nuclear waste dump.
Do you think that is safe? Contact your Congressional representatives ASAP.

I'm a liberal and think we should be filling Yucca Mountain up with nuclear waste and we should be building 50-100 new nuke plants a year. The newer designs are safe.

Yucca Mountain ain't perfect but it'll hold that stuff for a few hundred years until we can figure out a better solution. The newer nuclear plant designs are safe and we need to store the waste offsite of the reactors in a secure facility as leaks, witness Japan can happen.

I'd much rather we took our chances with nuclear power than climate change. As an added benefit we could desalinate sea water and create hydrogen so fuel our cars instead of oil from terrorist funding states like Saudi Arabia.

It's probably not volcanic. There is a major convergence of faults around there including the still-active faults that created Owens Valley, the White Mountains and Death Valley. Walker Lake is on the western edge of the Lahontan Trough, another tectonic feature on an even greater scale.

Next on tap? The BIG ONE. It's best to pay close attention to mother nature's warning signs. Get prepared.

Yucca Mountain?

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This is around the northern reaches of the Mono-Inyo Craters volcanism, north of the Long Valley Caldera. Yucca Mountain off of the article's map, to the southeast about 100 miles from Goldfield, Nev.

Sespe Echo, How dingy can someone be? Yucca Mtn isn't anywhere near Hawthorne and Dingy Harry Reid has already shut it down. Get a life.

Just ripples from the quakes off of Japan and New Zealand. If you look at the USGS recent quakes you will see a pattern of a back and forth movement between the western coast of the US and Japan/New Zealand.

The speculations of the big one coming soon to California I believe are true.

Anyone thinking Volcanic?????


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