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Possible Volcanic Concerns After 500+ Earthquakes Near Hawthorne, Nevada This Week


By Brooke Boone – “Five Hundred plus earthquakes near Hawthorne, Nev. over the past week have scientists looking closer at the ground.

They are looking at seismic and volcanic activity in Nevada. What is the possibility of  ‘the big one’ hitting Nevada?  Or a volcano popping-up in Nevada?

The images from the movie ‘Volcano’ are extreme. But, could we see the explosions or lava flow like in this film happen in Nevada? Seismologist Graham Kent says a movie-like eruption is not likely. ‘The type of lava that comes out of Aurora crater is much more like the Hawaiian. It is not the explosive kind.’

Kent is talking about the Aurora Volcanic Field located just miles from the area where hundreds of quakes began rumbling a week ago. The center of those quakes, just eight miles from Hawthorne, Nev.”  Read more.

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