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Nevada quake rattles Eastern Sierra

A 5.2 earthquake centered 44 miles west of Tonopah, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was felt throughout the Eastern Sierra at ten minutes after 4pm Tuesday. Bishop residents who contacted USGS said they were told the quake was centered 69 miles northwest of Bishop. At the Sierra Wave studios the quake seemed long and […]

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USGS consolidates volcano monitoring in California

Back in the 80s, the volcano scare in the Mammoth Lakes area made big news and put locals on edge.  Since then, the U.S. Geological Survey has monitored Long Valley for any volcanic and earthquake activity.  Now, USGS has established their California Volcano Observatory at existing facilities to increase “awareness of and resiliency to the […]

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