CALIFORNIA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 8:19 AM PDT (Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 15:19 UTC)
Monitored CALIFORNIA VOLCANOES
Current Volcano Alert Level: all NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: all GREEN
Activity Update: All volcanoes monitored by CalVO using telemetered, real-time sensor networks exhibit normal levels of background seismicity and deformation. Volcanoes monitored include Mount Shasta, Medicine Lake Volcano, Clear Lake Volcanic Field, Lassen Volcanic Center, Long Valley Volcanic Region, Coso Volcanic Field, Ubehebe Craters, and Salton Buttes.
Observations for September 19, 2022 (0000h PDT) through September 25, 2022 (2359h PDT):
Clear Lake Volcanic Field: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected in the Clear Lake Volcanic Field. As is typical, moderate levels of seismicity were recorded at the Geysers geothermal steam field south of the Clear Lake Volcanic Field; 28 earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected, with the largest measuring M3.1.
Lassen Volcanic Center: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected.
Long Valley Volcanic Region: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected in the Long Valley Caldera. No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected at Mammoth Mountain. No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected at Mono-Inyo Craters. Five earthquakes measuring at or above M1.0 were detected south of the caldera in the Sierra Nevada range, with the largest measuring M1.6.
Mount Shasta: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected.
Medicine Lake: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected.
Salton Buttes: Thirty three earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected at the Salton Buttes, with the largest measuring M2.3.
Coso Volcanic Field: Four earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected at the Coso Volcanic Field, with the largest measuring M2.0.
Ubehebe Craters: No earthquakes at or above M1.0 were detected.
These earthquake counts are preliminary and subject to change as the earthquakes are reviewed by seismologists. The U.S. Geological Survey will continue to monitor these volcanoes closely and will issue additional updates and changes in alert level as warranted. For a definition of alert levels see http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/icons.php.
As part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program, the California Volcano Observatory monitors the volcanoes of California and Nevada and advances scientific understanding of volcanic processes in order to reduce the harmful impacts of volcanic activity. For additional USGS CalVO volcano information, background, images, and other graphics visit http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/calvo/. For general information on the USGS Volcano Hazard Program visit http://volcanoes.usgs.gov. Statewide seismic information for California and Nevada can be found at https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/.