Two back to back M4.8 earthquakes have struck the dormant volcanic fields near Big Pine, California. (One event now downgraded to M4.3) The earthquakes struck very close to Crater Mountain Volcano. Obviously, two back to back M4.8 earthquakes at a dormant volcano is something that should even raise the eyebrows of a Geologist with a stone face.
This amount of activity, occurring at multiple California dormant volcanoes, is worthy to pay attention to, and (in the past) has been a sign of building pressure in the region — a sign of a coming larger earthquake in a nearby area along the coast. Crater Mountain has almost ZERO information readily available online, rather we see articles turning up which speak of new findings regarding the age of the eruptions in the Big Pine Volcanic Field(s). READ MORE