Scientists speculate that it could relate to geothermal production in the area.
The quake’s epicenter was about 100 miles from the Long Valley caldera near Mono Lake, where a supervolcano erupted about 760,000 years ago at the Brunhes/Matuyama magnetic reversal.
M 6.5 earthquake west of Challis, Idaho about 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Boise.
“Looks like the Cascadia fault continues to build pressure,” says reader.
The magnitude 6.7 quake struck 70 miles south of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Sparks fears of the “Big One.”
Seismic event confirmed. But what was it? An ice quake? An earthquake?
Raises fears the Canary Island’s volcano is about to erupt.
“This could wipe out the East Coast of the USA if the side of the island slips off into the Atlantic,” says reader.
With hundreds of tremors daily, authorities have raised the threat level at Mt Agung to its highest, fearing an imminent eruption.