Bulletin: May 1997

 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                                         NO.  5-97-EXP
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY                                                                                        OCT  8, 1997
 
                                     PROBABLE MINING EXPLOSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
                                                          MAY 1997
 
 
  ORIGIN TIME       GEOGRAPHIC       DEPTH MAGNITUDE  SD  NO.      REGION,  CONTRIBUTED  MAGNITUDES  AND  COMMENTS
      UTC          COORDINATES                GS          STA
DAY HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG            MB  Msz       USED
 
01  17 22 00.2? 40.56  N  112.22  W    0 G           0.7    9  UTAH. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Copperton.
01  18 05 37.2? 37.03  N  110.34  W    0 G           1.2    7  UTAH. ML 2.6 (GS). Black Mesa, Arizona.
01  20 04 21.0* 36.409 N  110.298 W    0 G           1.1   10  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.6 (GS). Black Mesa.
01  20 10 51.3  40.560 N  112.171 W    0 G           0.3    9  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Copperton.
01  21 27 26.3  46.805 N  122.804 W    0 G           0.3    6  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
02  12 21 33.8* 39.606 N  110.671 W    0 G           0.5    5  UTAH. Near Price.
02  15 26 50.0  41.940 N  109.172 W    0 G           1.1   14  WYOMING. ML 1.8 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
02  16 30 58.9* 40.562 N  112.187 W    0 G           0.3    5  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
02  17 02 48.8* 36.886 N  108.307 W    0 G           1.0   10  NEW MEXICO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Farmington.
02  17 42 52.7  39.702 N  110.688 W    0 G           0.6    8  UTAH. Near Price.
02  19 59 31.2  41.727 N  110.655 W    0 G           0.8   15  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
02  22 09 00.2  40.307 N  107.809 W    0 G           0.6   16  COLORADO. ML 2.6 (GS). Near Craig.
03  18 09 34.4  40.534 N  112.201 W    0 G           0.4   10  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
03  18 51 43.1  40.297 N  107.829 W    0 G           0.6   18  COLORADO. ML 2.6 (GS). Near Craig.
03  20 53 02.8  40.573 N  112.240 W    0 G           1.4    8  UTAH. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Copperton.
04  00 13 00.6  41.861 N  108.969 W    0 G           0.8   12  WYOMING. ML 1.8 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
04  17 20 20.8  40.560 N  112.184 W    0 G           0.4   12  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Copperton.
05  17 01 23.0  40.562 N  112.214 W    0 G           0.6   16  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
05  17 40 21.4? 32.55  N  108.53  W    0 G           0.9   11  NEW MEXICO. ML 2.7 (GS). Near Silver City.
05  19 55 25.2  41.768 N  110.534 W    0 G           0.8   11  WYOMING. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
05  23 51 17.7  46.790 N  122.771 W    0 G           0.5    6  WASHINGTON. ML 2.7 (GS). Near Centralia.
06  16 24 11.4? 36.98  N  110.34  W    0 G           0.9    8  EASTERN ARIZONA. Black Mesa.
06  17 06 25.0* 41.897 N  110.486 W    0 G           0.7    8  WYOMING. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
06  19 33 01.5  40.540 N  112.210 W    0 G           0.2    6  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
07  15 39 36.2  41.840 N  109.008 W    0 G           0.5   12  WYOMING. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
07  17 34 55.2  41.759 N  110.667 W    0 G           0.4    8  WYOMING. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
07  17 50 44.5  40.531 N  112.176 W    0 G           0.4    9  UTAH. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Copperton.
07  20 36 31.1? 40.56  N  112.18  W    0 G           0.2    4  UTAH. ML 0.9 (GS). Near Copperton.
07  21 23 09.9* 41.854 N  109.164 W    0 G           1.2    6  WYOMING. ML 1.1 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
07  21 30 23.9* 36.332 N  110.259 W    0 G           1.1    9  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.1 (GS). Black Mesa.
07  23 19 12.5  40.196 N  107.714 W    0 G           0.7   15  COLORADO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Craig.
08  15 19 24.9  40.537 N  112.202 W    0 G           0.2    6  UTAH. MD 1.4 (GS). Near Copperton.
08  15 39 49.4? 36.88  N  110.16  W    0 G           0.7    7  EASTERN ARIZONA. Black Mesa.
08  19 13 27.6? 37.00  N  110.27  W    0 G           1.8    8  UTAH. Black Mesa, Arizona.
08  20 53 35.6* 40.599 N  112.139 W    0 G           0.7    5  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
09  00 02 48.5  40.293 N  107.750 W    0 G           0.8   17  COLORADO. ML 2.6 (GS). Near Craig.
09  15 56 43.0  42.469 N  111.616 W    0 G           1.0   11  EASTERN IDAHO. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Soda Springs
09  16 05 57.2? 36.90  N  109.07  W    0 G           1.9   10  EASTERN ARIZONA
09  16 40 31.8* 40.921 N  107.776 W    0 G           0.8    6  COLORADO. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Baggs, Wyoming.
09  17 00 10.8  40.575 N  112.190 W    0 G           0.7    7  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
09  17 26 04.5* 36.716 N  110.306 W    0 G           1.0    8  EASTERN ARIZONA. Black Mesa.
09  18 46 14.1  41.814 N  110.657 W    0 G           0.8   11  WYOMING. ML 1.6 (GS).  Near Kemmerer.
09  20 15 33.0  40.590 N  112.195 W    0 G           0.5    7  UTAH. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Copperton.
09  20 24 54.1  42.225 N  111.366 W    0 G           1.2    6  EASTERN IDAHO. ML 1.4 (GS). 
09  22 21 35.5  40.181 N  107.815 W    0 G           1.0   15  COLORADO. ML 2.9 (GS). Near Craig.
09  22 54 34.4  46.801 N  122.804 W    0 G           0.4    7  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
10  15 25 27.4  40.574 N  112.135 W    0 G           0.6    7  UTAH. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Copperton.
10  16 14 00.2? 40.63  N  112.19  W    0 G           0.2    4  UTAH. ML 1.2 (GS). Near Copperton.
10  17 30 27.6  46.797 N  122.801 W    0 G           0.2    6  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
10  19 34 08.9  39.663 N  110.648 W    0 G           0.8   12  UTAH. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Price.
12  21 27 07.1  46.812 N  122.817 W    0 G           0.4    8  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
12  21 36 54.7  41.706 N  108.781 W    0 G           0.6   12  WYOMING. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
13  14 59 54.6  40.530 N  112.200 W    0 G           0.2    6  UTAH. Near Copperton.
13  17 59 21.4? 31.56  N  108.63  W    0 G           0.7   10  NEW MEXICO-CHIHUAHUA BORDER REG. ML 2.9 (GS). 55 miles S of
                                                                Lordsburg, New Mexico.
13  18 47 12.3  41.827 N  110.702 W    0 G           1.0   10  WYOMING. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
13  19 54 25.0  41.810 N  108.413 W    0 G           0.7   12  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
13  20 00 31.7  46.768 N  122.812 W    0 G           0.6    7  WASHINGTON. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Centralia.
13  20 28 16.7  40.552 N  112.175 W    0 G           0.3    7  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
13  22 52 10.6* 40.282 N  107.787 W    0 G           1.2    8  COLORADO. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Craig.
14  15 16 47.3  41.777 N  110.548 W    0 G           1.4    8  WYOMING. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
14  18 14 12.6  40.399 N  109.617 W    0 G           0.7    9  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Vernal
14  22 53 53.5? 43.35  N  104.71  W    0 G           1.4    4  WYOMING. ML 2.0 (GS). South Powder River Basin.
15  12 30 52.3  43.883 N  105.277 W    0 G           1.1   13  WYOMING. ML 3.2 (GS). South Powder River Basin.
15  16 53 10.4  40.619 N  112.173 W    0 G           0.8    8  UTAH. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Copperton.
15  17 05 29.5  46.761 N  122.795 W    0 G           0.4    6  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
15  18 03 44.0* 40.330 N  107.505 W    0 G           1.6   11  COLORADO. ML 2.5 (GS). Near Craig.
15  20 14 18.6  38.822 N  111.464 W    0 G           0.4   10  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS).
16  02 05 09.1  41.688 N  108.573 W    0 G           0.6   18  WYOMING. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
16  22 05 50.8  40.183 N  107.826 W    0 G           0.7   13  COLORADO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Craig.
17  00 14 36.4  41.657 N  109.783 W    0 G           0.8   17  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
17  13 12 07.9* 37.945 N   81.466 W    0 G           1.1    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.0 (GS). Near Beckley.
17  17 30 02.3  40.532 N  112.215 W    0 G           0.3   11  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
18  14 58 24.7  40.536 N  112.192 W    0 G           0.6   10  UTAH. ML 1.8 (GS). Near Copperton.
18  16 11 47.8  39.651 N  110.710 W    0 G           0.5    7  UTAH. Near Price.
18  17 29 23.2  40.553 N  112.167 W    0 G           0.3    8  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Copperton.
18  18 02 42.6  40.234 N  107.831 W    0 G           0.9   12  COLORADO. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Craig.
18  18 06 20.5  40.634 N  112.155 W    0 G           1.0    6  UTAH. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Copperton.
18  20 38 52.7  40.563 N  112.180 W    0 G           0.4    6  UTAH. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Copperton.
19  17 09 48.0  40.536 N  112.177 W    0 G           0.4    7  UTAH. ML 1.8 (GS). Near Copperton.
19  18 46 56.9  41.815 N  110.600 W    0 G           0.6   10  WYOMING. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
19  19 47 02.5  40.527 N  112.182 W    0 G           0.6    8  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
19  19 59 52.7* 36.914 N  110.413 W    0 G           0.8    8  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.4 (GS). Black Mesa.
19  22 08 38.4  46.755 N  122.789 W    0 G           0.3    6  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
19  22 21 17.6* 40.633 N  112.188 W    0 G           0.9    5  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
20  15 24 28.8  40.551 N  112.220 W    0 G           0.6    8  UTAH. ML 1.8 (GS). Near Copperton.
20  16 10 10.7* 37.870 N   81.537 W    0 G           1.3    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.9 (GS). Near Beckley.
20  19 59 06.6* 40.545 N  112.194 W    0 G           0.4    5  UTAH. ML 1.2 (GS). Near Copperton.
20  20 36 18.8* 40.521 N  109.512 W    0 G           1.6   10  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Vernal
20  22 00 59.6* 46.763 N  122.777 W    0 G           0.3    5  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
21  20 01 02.3* 39.680 N  114.592 W    0 G           0.5    6  NEVADA. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Ely.
21  20 22 40.4* 36.334 N  110.064 W    0 G           0.8   11  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.6 (GS). Black Mesa.
21  20 42 10.0  40.412 N  107.485 W    0 G           0.7   12  COLORADO. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Craig.
21  21 27 28.5* 36.483 N  110.324 W    0 G           0.7   13  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.9 (GS). Black Mesa.
21  22 29 20.7  41.776 N  108.783 W    0 G           0.8   18  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
21  22 51 49.1* 42.278 N  110.650 W    0 G           1.2    5  WYOMING. ML 1.6 (GS).
22  15 33 36.0  39.681 N  110.819 W    0 G           0.8    8  UTAH. Near Price.
22  16 12 35.7  40.533 N  112.183 W    0 G           0.5   10  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Copperton.
22  17 41 34.7  37.926 N  110.428 W    0 G           0.7   12  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). 35 miles SSE of Hanksville.
22  18 11 46.6? 31.16  N  108.18  W    0 G           0.6    5  NEW MEXICO-CHIHUAHUA BORDER REG. ML 2.8 (GS). S of
                                                                Lordsburg, New Mexico.
22  19 28 59.0? 37.61  N   80.84  W    0 G           0.8    4  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.4 (GS). Near Beckley.
22  20 49 30.2  37.970 N   81.475 W    0 G           1.0    8  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.4 (GS). Near Beckley.
22  21 49 29.3  41.761 N  110.646 W    0 G           1.1   15  WYOMING. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
22  22 07 14.6* 46.796 N  122.804 W    0 G           0.2    5  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
22  23 59 34.6  43.589 N  105.010 W    0 G           0.8    9  WYOMING. ML 2.6 (GS). South Powder River Basin.
23  12 34 53.2  42.711 N  111.160 W    0 G           0.8    9  EASTERN IDAHO. ML 1.8 (GS). Near Soda Springs.
23  14 55 53.3  36.558 N  110.335 W    0 G           1.0   11  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.1 (GS). Black Mesa.
23  18 14 01.4? 40.73  N  112.23  W    0 G           0.9    5  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
23  18 51 20.1  41.748 N  108.749 W    0 G           0.8    8  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
23  19 00 08.0? 37.99  N   81.18  W    0 G           0.9    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.7 (GS). Near Beckley.
23  21 53 52.9  46.763 N  122.783 W    0 G           0.4    7  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
23  22 06 51.0  40.197 N  107.779 W    0 G           0.8   10  COLORADO. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Craig.
24  15 25 52.0  40.596 N  112.170 W    0 G           0.9    6  UTAH. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Copperton.
24  19 57 20.8* 40.600 N  112.197 W    0 G           0.7    5  UTAH. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Copperton.
24  22 14 35.0  40.149 N  107.821 W    0 G           0.7   11  COLORADO. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Craig.
25  17 09 10.4? 40.55  N  112.21  W    0 G           0.1    4  UTAH. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Copperton.
25  19 21 50.7* 35.728 N  108.896 W    0 G           1.4   14  NEW MEXICO. ML 3.1 (GS). near Gallup.
25  21 09 51.9? 41.84  N  108.57  W    0 G           1.0    6  WYOMING. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
26  11 31 46.9  39.713 N  111.308 W    0 G           1.5   10  UTAH. ML 1.0 (GS). Near Price.
26  17 28 32.8? 35.27  N  109.31  W    0 G           0.6    7  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 1.5 (GS). 5 miles NE of Chambers.
26  19 15 15.5? 40.62  N  112.21  W    0 G           0.3    4  UTAH. ML 1.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
26  22 31 59.8  38.918 N  110.490 W    0 G           1.3   10  UTAH. ML 1.2 (GS).
27  17 16 26.1* 36.716 N  110.424 W    0 G           1.6   10  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.1 (GS). Black Mesa.
27  19 09 17.8* 35.737 N  108.894 W    0 G           0.5    7  NEW MEXICO. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Gallup.
27  19 33 18.2  37.753 N  109.434 W    0 G           0.7   11  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). 10 miles NNE of Blanding.
27  19 48 07.5  39.703 N  110.784 W    0 G           0.7   10  UTAH. ML 1.2 (GS). Near Price.
27  20 20 56.4  40.517 N  107.483 W    0 G           0.6   15  COLORADO. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Craig.
27  21 06 51.2* 40.593 N  112.166 W    0 G           0.9    5  UTAH. ML 1.2 (GS). Near Copperton.
27  21 43 11.1  40.518 N  109.762 W    0 G           0.8   13  UTAH. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Vernal
27  22 01 33.5  40.186 N  107.808 W    0 G           0.8   13  COLORADO. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Craig.
27  22 11 57.1* 46.757 N  122.780 W    0 G           0.3    5  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
28  15 59 53.1? 41.72  N  110.49  W    0 G           0.9   13  WYOMING. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
28  16 18 23.8* 40.589 N  112.153 W    0 G           0.8    5  UTAH. ML 1.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
28  16 35 17.5* 35.523 N  108.917 W    0 G           0.8    8  NEW MEXICO. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Gallup.
28  17 07 34.7  46.783 N  122.802 W    0 G           0.4    6  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
28  17 36 55.4  35.712 N  108.913 W    0 G           0.6   12  NEW MEXICO. ML 2.5 (GS). Near Gallup.
28  19 11 28.6  40.605 N  112.180 W    0 G           0.7    6  UTAH. ML 1.3 (GS). Near Copperton.
28  19 13 38.3  43.427 N  104.902 W    0 G           0.6    6  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). South Powder River Basin.
28  20 13 35.0* 40.652 N  112.160 W    0 G           0.4    5  UTAH. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Copperton.
28  20 30 28.0? 40.57  N  112.19  W    0 G           0.6    4  UTAH. ML 1.4 (GS). Near Copperton.
28  22 05 17.9  40.226 N  107.787 W    0 G           0.6   17  COLORADO. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Craig.
29  15 01 46.6  40.522 N  112.163 W    0 G           0.4   11  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
29  16 36 04.6  40.541 N  112.184 W    0 G           0.6   11  UTAH. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Copperton.
29  17 33 27.2  42.030 N  108.791 W    0 G           0.7   14  WYOMING. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
29  19 03 32.9? 44.98  N  106.65  W    0 G           1.4    4  WYOMING. ML 2.6 (GS). 20 miles NE of Sheridan.
29  20 07 15.7  40.565 N  112.158 W    0 G           1.4   10  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
29  20 16 12.9  42.743 N  111.720 W    0 G           0.2    7  EASTERN IDAHO. ML 1.4 (GS). Near Soda Springs.
29  21 49 03.2  41.768 N  110.660 W    0 G           1.0    9  WYOMING. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Kemmerer.
29  22 11 46.5? 37.66  N   81.62  W    0 G           0.1    4  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.9 (GS). Near Beckley.
29  23 13 49.5? 37.60  N   83.17  W    0 G           0.2    4  KENTUCKY. mbLg 3.2 (GS). N of Hazard.
30  13 04 14.6  39.608 N  110.766 W    0 G           0.7    7  UTAH. Near Price.
30  15 43 07.4  40.576 N  112.171 W    0 G           1.0    6  UTAH. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Copperton.
30  16 10 54.9* 37.881 N   81.156 W    0 G           0.5    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.9 (GS). Near Beckley.
30  16 59 35.8  39.694 N  111.307 W    0 G           0.8    9  UTAH. ML 1.4 (GS). Near Price.
30  18 02 12.6  40.527 N  112.210 W    0 G           0.7    7  UTAH. ML 1.4 (GS). Near Copperton.
30  20 19 57.1  46.765 N  122.803 W    0 G           0.5    7  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
30  21 21 13.0* 40.617 N  112.175 W    0 G           1.8    6  UTAH. ML 1.7 (GS). Near Copperton.
30  22 00 16.4* 40.261 N  107.816 W    0 G           0.8    9  COLORADO. ML 1.9 (GS). Near Craig.
31  05 19 14.0  37.977 N   81.526 W    0 G           0.6    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.2 (GS). Near Beckley.
31  15 12 01.8  41.774 N  108.417 W    0 G           0.8    9  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
31  16 08 46.0* 38.007 N   80.600 W    0 G           1.0    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.7 (GS). Near Richwood.
31  19 02 28.6? 37.29  N   82.95  W    0 G           0.5    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.5 (GS). N of Hazard, Kentucky.
31  20 30 19.7  40.572 N  112.180 W    0 G           0.8    6  UTAH. ML 1.5 (GS). Near Copperton.
31  21 16 44.5? 35.45  N  109.30  W    0 G           1.1    6  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 1.6 (GS). Near Gallup, New Mexico.

For origin times after September 30, 2002, USGS computations of hypocenters and magnitudes for routine mining events are listed in this publication only for exceptionally large events and for events that are also listed in the Reviewed Event Event Bulletins (REB) of the International Data Center of the United Nations' Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

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