Bulletin: May 1998

 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                                         NO.  5-98-EXP
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY                                                                                        JUL 28, 1998
 
                                     PROBABLE MINING EXPLOSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
                                                          MAY 1998
 
 
  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  16 02 39.4  40.588 N  112.178 W    0 G           0.7    8  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). 5 miles (10 km) ESE of Tooele, Utah.
01  20 20 53.9* 43.814 N  105.173 W    0 G           1.2    9  WYOMING. ML 3.0 (GS). 35 miles (60 km) SSE of Gillette,
                                                                Wyoming.
01  20 38 04.4  46.735 N  122.828 W    0 G           1.2    7  WASHINGTON. NEAR Centralia, Washington.
01  20 41 23.7* 37.303 N   81.848 W    0 G           1.4    8  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.1 (GS). 35 miles (60 km) W of
                                                                Bluefield, West Virginia.
01  21 50 40.6* 40.504 N  107.503 W    0 G           0.8    6  COLORADO. ML 2.2 (GS). NEAR Craig, Colorado.
02  21 53 54.1* 43.470 N  104.893 W    0 G           1.0    8  WYOMING. ML 2.9 (GS). 45 miles (70 km) SW of Newcastle,
                                                                Wyoming.
03  06 05 49.3  40.462 N  106.918 W    0 G           0.7   13  COLORADO. ML 2.7 (GS). NEAR Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
03  19 29 46.9* 43.835 N  105.327 W    0 G           1.2    7  WYOMING. ML 2.6 (GS). 35 miles (50 km) SSE of Gillette,
                                                                Wyoming.
06  16 45 21.6? 36.71  N  110.05  W    0 G           0.2    5  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.3 (GS). 15 miles (30 km) S of Kayenta,
                                                                Arizona.
06  17 15 35.1* 39.600 N   80.088 W    0 G           1.1    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.6 (GS). 5 miles (10 km) WSW of
                                                                Morgantown, West Virginia.
07  18 02 41.2* 39.634 N   79.964 W    0 G           0.8    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.5 (GS). NEAR Morgantown, West Virginia.
07  19 37 29.4* 37.652 N   81.877 W    0 G           1.3    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.0 (GS). 20 miles (40 km) E of
                                                                Williamson, West Virginia.
07  19 51 59.4  37.567 N   82.008 W    0 G           0.6    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.6 (GS). 15 miles (30 km) ESE of
                                                                Williamson, West Virginia.
08  14 23 23.6  40.490 N  107.287 W    0 G           1.2   10  COLORADO. ML 2.5 (GS). 15 miles (20 km) E of Craig, Colorado.
12  20 00 18.7  37.692 N   81.587 W    0 G           0.9    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.2 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) WSW of
                                                                Beckley, West Virginia.
13  21 10 33.3* 38.038 N   81.188 W    0 G           1.1    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.0 (GS). 20 miles (30 km) N of Beckley,
                                                                West Virginia.
17  00 55 07.8* 43.504 N  105.036 W    0 G           1.3    7  WYOMING. ML 2.9 (GS). 50 miles (80 km) WSW of Newcastle,
                                                                Wyoming.
17  17 02 47.6  40.534 N  112.172 W    0 G           0.9   13  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). 5 miles (10 km) E of Tooele, Utah.
18  21 32 26.6* 38.586 N   80.605 W    0 G           0.7    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.2 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) N of
                                                                Richwood, West Virginia.
19  17 50 27.6  40.532 N  112.197 W    0 G           0.7    9  UTAH. ML 2.3 (GS). NEAR Tooele, Utah.
21  21 32 45.3  46.704 N  122.781 W    0 G           1.0    7  WASHINGTON. 10 miles (10 km) E of Centralia, Washington.
22  22 01 55.0  40.214 N  107.802 W    0 G           1.3   13  COLORADO. ML 2.6 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) SSW of Craig,
                                                                Colorado.
23  15 27 27.8  41.811 N  108.524 W    0 G           1.3   18  WYOMING. ML 2.7 (GS). 40 miles (60 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
24  15 10 44.5  40.556 N  112.136 W    0 G           1.0   18  UTAH. ML 2.5 (GS). 10 miles (10 km) ENE of Tooele, Utah.
25  19 46 14.9  41.816 N  108.776 W    0 G           1.0   20  WYOMING. ML 2.6 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) NE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
26  21 58 47.1  40.339 N  107.789 W    0 G           0.7   12  COLORADO. ML 2.8 (GS). 20 miles (30 km) SW of Craig,
                                                                Colorado.
27  22 41 40.7  41.927 N  108.866 W    0 G           1.1   12  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) NE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
29  15 49 42.1  41.817 N  108.719 W    0 G           1.1   14  WYOMING. ML 2.8 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
31  20 22 32.0  38.897 N  107.472 W    0 G           0.9   16  COLORADO. ML 3.0 (GS). 35 miles (60 km) NE of Montrose,
                                                                Colorado.

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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