Earthquake Commentary for November, 2001

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16:18 PST, Thursday, November 29

We have recorded and located 371 earthquakes in the last two week period.. Click here to see a summary and map .

08:01 PST, Monday, November 26

Last Friday, there was a M3.2 Hector Mines aftershock. It occurred at 9:06 am and was located 33 miles north of Joshua Tree. As far as we know, it was not felt by anyone.

10:53 PST, Wednesday, November 21

At 10:34 am today, there was a M3.0 Hector Mines aftershock. The epicenter was located 9 miles west-southwest of Ludlow, or 37 miles north of Joshua Tree.

Because of the Thanksgiving holidays, we are going to skip the weekly update this week. Next week's report will cover two weeks. Have a happy turkey day!

07:28 PST, Wednesday, November 21

There was a small quake in the Tehachapi Mtns. area early this morning: a M2.9 at 1:09 am, located 10 miles northeast of Arvin or 18 miles east of Bakersfield. As far as we know, it was not felt.

16:28 PST, Thursday, November 15

We have recorded and located 343 earthquakes in the last week. Click here to see a summary and map .

15:57 PST, Thursday, November 15

A M2.8 quake was felt near Lake Isabella at 3:02 pm. The epicenter was 9 miles north of the town of Lake Isabella, and the felt report was from Wofford Heights.

11:58 PST, Wednesday, November 14

We had an earthquake in a different, but familiar, place last night: a M2.9 at 4:40 am in the Rose Valley area, 2 miles east-southeast of Coso Junction. No-one has reported feeling it.

By the way, the M4.1 Bombay Beach quake yesterday was reported felt in the Mecca, Indio, and Salton City areas.

12:57 PST, Tuesday, November 13

And more ... M3.9 at 12:43, M3.2 and a M3.0 at 12:50 pm.

11:42 PST, Tuesday, November 13

The Bombay Beach swarm continues: a M2.8 at 10:50 am and a M3.1 at 10:57 am. No-one seems to be feeling them.

09:02 PST, Tuesday, November 13

At 8:45 am, there was another swarm member at Bombay Beach. Magnitude was M3.5, and the location was 3 miles south-southeast of Bombay Beach.

08:15 PST, Tuesday, November 13

There is a small swarm going on this morning near the southern end of the San Andreas at Bombay Beach. The largest two events so far have been a M3.0 at 8:03 am and a M3.2 at 8:08 am. We've heard no reports so far that either was felt. Watch this space for further updates.

16:02 PST, Thursday, November 08

We have recorded and located 444 earthquakes in the last week. Click here to see a summary and map .

07:44 PST, Monday, November 05

Oops. Forgot to mention that a M2.5 quake near Coalinga, at 8:37 pm Saturday night, was felt in Coalinga. The epicenter was located 8 miles north of Coalinga.

07:31 PST, Monday, November 05

Two quakes were felt in the Yucca Valley area on Saturday, on at 11:53 am and one at 12:37 pm. Both occurred about 5 miles north of Yucca Valley, and were Landers aftershocks. Landers aftershocks (of the June 28, 1992 Mw7.3 quake) have become few and far between in the 8.5 years since the mainshock, but they still do occur in sufficient number to be clearly above the background rate for that area. They are, therefore, still aftershocks. The two quakes were felt in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree.

09:13 PST, Friday, November 02

We have recorded and located 618 earthquakes in the last week. Click here to see a summary and map .

The data from this week has only been partially reviewed by the analysts, so the possibility exists for more errors than usual, particularly among the very small events.

07:17 PST, Thursday, November 01

A M2.8 quake was felt in the Bakersfield area at 4:31 pm yesterday. The epicenter was located 12 miles north of Arvin.

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