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Mammoth Cooking Again?
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Posted on 07/03/2002 12:33:44 PM PDT by per loin

For those who find such to be of interest, a highly localized series of quakes at Mammoth this morning. Perhaps of import; perhaps not. Coverage here


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquakes; mammoth

1 posted on 07/03/2002 12:33:44 PM PDT by per loin
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To: per loin
Sounds tasty.
2 posted on 07/03/2002 12:39:27 PM PDT by SMASH IMPERIALIST LIBERALISM!!
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To: dighton; aculeus

Throw a few more coals on the barbie.

3 posted on 07/03/2002 12:49:54 PM PDT by Orual
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To: Orual
They're good with a rasberry chipotle basting sauce
4 posted on 07/03/2002 1:12:45 PM PDT by Noumenon
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To: per loin
Eh, pretty small potatoes compared to several years ago. Ah, those were the days, checking the tiltmeters on-line every day, massive swarms of quakes.

Doesn't look like anything has changed at all in the deformation data.

I remember being in vicious USENET flamewars with loons convinced it was about to erupt and the USGS was "covering it up"; turns out the USGS did a great job.

5 posted on 07/03/2002 1:15:23 PM PDT by John H K
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To: per loin
There have been many more recent (though small) earthquakes near Coso Junction, slighlty south-east of Mammoth.
6 posted on 07/03/2002 1:27:34 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: per loin
I honestly don't think reheated mammoth is very appetizing. Plus, what do you do with a truckload of stuffing?
7 posted on 07/03/2002 1:30:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: per loin
Does anyone know where this mountain is in relation to Mt. Hood in Oregon (near Portland) - which has also been experiencing rumblings lately? I just don't happen to have any geology maps at the moment.
8 posted on 07/03/2002 1:32:12 PM PDT by The Final Harvest
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To: CyberAnt
Mammoth is about half way down California, near its eastern border. Mammoth became very active,seismicly, coincident with the blowing of St Helens. Same day as the second eruption, as memory has it.
9 posted on 07/03/2002 1:41:17 PM PDT by per loin
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To: CyberAnt
Really, really, really far away...several hundred miles. Mammoth is on the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada in Central California, and not part of the Cascades.

They're part of completely different geologic systems; the Cascades volcanoes are a result of the Gorda and Juan de Fuca plates subducting (diving under) the North American plate; Mammoth is a result of the thinning of the crust caused by extension (pulling apart) of the Great Basin.

10 posted on 07/03/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT by John H K
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To: John H K
Likely just a titterquick of minor movements, but its a slow news day.
11 posted on 07/03/2002 1:43:27 PM PDT by per loin
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To: CyberAnt
maybe 500 to 600 miles apart
12 posted on 07/03/2002 1:55:55 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: Noumenon
They're good with a rasberry chipotle basting sauce.

Never tried that, but it sounds delicious. I always cooked it a lot more simply:

Beer Braised Mammoth = Mammoth Meat + Spices + 2 Tall Beers

13 posted on 07/03/2002 1:56:02 PM PDT by Orual
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To: CyberAnt
maybe 500 to 600 miles apart
14 posted on 07/03/2002 1:56:08 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: per loin
Mammoth became very active,seismicly, coincident with the blowing of St Helens. Same day as the second eruption, as memory has it.

Good memory, the recent festivities at Mammoth began as follows:

In May of 1980, a strong earthquake swarm that included four magnitude 6 earthquakes struck the southern margin of Long Valley Caldera associated with a 25-cm, dome-shaped uplift of the caldera floor. These events marked the onset of the latest period of caldera unrest that continues to this day. This ongoing unrest includes recurring earthquake swarms and continued dome-shaped uplift of the central section of the caldera (the resurgent dome) accompanied by changes in thermal springs and gas emissions.
-USGS

My brother was fishing on Convict Lake and bugged out after the 2nd magnitude 6 quake hit.

The USGS and the locals took the threat so seriously that they had an escape road built, which they, of course called the "Scenic Loop". What I can't understand is why the "Scenic Route" passes within an easy walk of the Inyo Craters which are the most recently active features in the area (around 600 years ago).

The current activity at Mt. Hood is minor compared to 1980 Mammoth.

15 posted on 07/03/2002 2:37:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: NorseWood
In what direction - north, south, east or west - I know, I should look for a map - sorry, I'm too busy doing other things at the moment.
16 posted on 07/03/2002 4:42:46 PM PDT by The Final Harvest
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To: John H K
Thanks for your great info - I was wanting to see if there was any connection to the Pacific Rim volcanos - apparently not!
17 posted on 07/03/2002 4:47:32 PM PDT by The Final Harvest
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To: CyberAnt
Mount Hood is near the northern boarder of Oregon and Mamouth maybe 300 to 400 miles south of the Oregon/California border.
18 posted on 07/03/2002 4:48:10 PM PDT by NorseWood
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