Curiously, an article at doomdaily.com asked if Alaska and/or California might be next in the ‘ring of fire’ chain reaction. While the Keeler area is not on the San Andreas fault, it lies just west of the fault line within an active geothermal zone. Brings to mind the Tommy Lee Jones film, Volcano. Speaking of volcanoes, Krakatau and Anak Krakatau are in Indonesia. — PID
(LA TIMES) — A swarm of more than 30 earthquakes hit Inyo County this morning, including a 5.1 temblor, but caused no damage or injuries.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been more than 30 temblors centered about seven miles from the tiny town of Keeler, 11 miles from Lone Pine and 148 miles from Las Vegas. While most temblors in the quake swarm were tiny, there were several 3.5 aftershocks to the 5.1 main quake.