A series of earthquakes are currently shaking the Mammoth Lakes region of Eastern California.
Seismic activity began with the M5.2 earthquake, which was felt in parts of the Central Valley and in the San Francisco Bay area.
A series of aftershocks followed, including M4.6 and M4.1. A minor shock was recorded in wide parts of California (from Fresno to Sacramento) and Eastern Nevada.
No injuries or damage were reported.
Both the long Valley caldera and Mammoth Mountain have experienced episodes of increased unrest over the past few decades (earthquakes, soil elevation, and / or volcanic gas emissions).
The most recent activity in the area was about 300 years ago in Lake Mono.
Earthquake expert Lucy Jones said: “The current cluster of earthquakes east of Lake Mono is an area in which there have sometimes been very energetic sequences with a few larger events, so we won’t be surprised by new events today.
“In 1915 and 1954 there were M ~ 7 events north of here. Fortunately, most of the faults are far from cities. ”
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Meanwhile, a strong eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia, with ash column up to 14 km.
A strong magmatic eruption with volcanic ash reaching 14.3 km above sea level occurred on the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia
This is the strongest activity on the volcano since the time of the strong eruption, partial collapse of the volcano and the deadly tsunami on December 22, 2018.
The volcano began to erupt at 14: 58 UTC on April 10, 2020.