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Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 — Just after everyone’s attention focused on an earthquake swarm in Northwestern Nevada, a new earthquake swarm hit closer to home just beyond the boundary of Lassen National Park.

According to a Wednesday, Nov. 12 email from Dr. Margaret T. Mangan, the scientist in charge of the California Volcano Observatory, the agency is “tracking an earthquake swarm located at the Tehama County-Plumas County border within Lassen National Forest. The swarm is about 24 kilometers WNW of the town of Chester and about one mile south of the Lassen Volcanic National Park boundary near the Twin Meadows Trail at Patricia Lake.”

Mangan reports since the start of the swarm on Monday, Nov. 8, “about 50 earthquakes at or above magnitude M1.0 have been detected. A magnitude M3.86 earthquake at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 was the largest event to date.”

For the full story and photos, read the Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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