Two Threes on Oregon Border!

UPDATE: We’ve now had five SEVEN quakes in the Lakeview area instead of three.

map 1.6 2007/05/30 22:40:26 42.108N 120.259W 3.5 12 km ( 7 mi) SE of Lakeview, OR

map 2.5 2007/05/30 21:57:26 41.934N 120.520W 23.0 32 km (20 mi) SSW of Lakeview, OR

map 2.5 2007/05/30 21:57:26 41.934N 120.520W 23.0 32 km (20 mi) SSW of Lakeview, OR

MAP 3.4 2007/05/30 19:00:57 41.989N 120.549W 29.4 28 km (17 mi) SW of Lakeview, OR

map 2.8 2007/05/30 18:58:09 41.614N 121.079W 3.0 15 km ( 9 mi) NNW of Ambrose, CA

MAP 3.0 2007/05/30 18:56:10 41.993N 120.494W 33.4 25 km (15 mi) SSW of Lakeview, OR

map 2.6 2007/05/30 14:32:51 42.114N 120.247W 3.4 12 km ( 7 mi) SE of Lakeview, OR

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I found this at Portland IMC:

One more interesting fact about Lakeview. As the water dries up there has been an increase in small earthquake swarms. Some locals believe that the underground aquifers are all but gone and there are a number of sinkholes beginning to appear in the geology. In effect, the ground is collapsing. The whole area is a natural hot geological area. Hot water from natural the natural volcano lakes region is rising up and drinking and irrigation water is disappearing from wells and streams. Few locals are willing to address the earthquake swarms. They blame the lack of water on Environmentalists who are somehow keeping the water from flowing to their ranches, farms and houses.


2 Responses to “Two Threes on Oregon Border!”

  1. This is an interesting little sequence. It will be interesting to see how it plays out over the next few days. It was June and July of 2004 when they had a decent swarm of quakes. In 1968 they had an even strong swarm which included many 4’s as well as a 5.1 and a 5.0.


    Brad —

  2. Brad, you have some great maps. I didn’t know about your site, it is vrry good. How can I do a map like Lakeview for Maupin?

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