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The eastern front of the Sierra Nevada; prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruption

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

On Sunday morning, May 25, 1980, the weather at Mammoth Lakes, Calif., was sunny and brisk. Suddenly, just before 9:33 a.m, the world became a jarring, lurching, unstable place. Along the front of the Sierra Nevada, the muffled thunder of rockfalls and avalanches prolonged the confusion of sound and motion and added the spectacle of large, rising dust clouds. Three geysers, one 30 ft high, suddenly roared into the air at Hot Creek, although none survived more than a few hours. Some new boiling pools appeared, while many existing hot springs and pools became hotter and more active. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The eastern front of the Sierra Nevada; prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruption
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 13
Issue 6
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 9 p.
First page 216
Last page 224
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N