Bulletin: November 1997

 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                                         NO. 11-97-EXP
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY                                                                                        DEC 30, 1997
 
                                     PROBABLE MINING EXPLOSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
                                                       NOVEMBER 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
 
02  00 03 47.0  40.188 N  107.804 W    0 G           0.6   14  COLORADO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Craig.
02  16 30 31.1  40.528 N  112.162 W    0 G           0.4   15  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
02  16 50 11.4  40.486 N  106.848 W    0 G           0.6   16  COLORADO. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Steamboat Springs.
03  20 10 47.8* 38.056 N   81.156 W    0 G           1.0    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.3 (GS). Near Beckley.
03  22 10 19.0* 38.019 N   81.286 W    0 G           0.6    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.7 (GS). Near Beckley.
03  23 07 20.6  40.288 N  107.770 W    0 G           0.7   13  COLORADO. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Craig.
04  21 24 59.1? 37.73  N   82.00  W    0 G           0.6    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.8 (GS). 15 miles ENE of Williamson.
04  22 00 19.7  40.529 N  112.181 W    0 G           0.6   15  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
05  20 03 23.0? 37.96  N   81.73  W    0 G           0.4    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.1 (GS). 25 miles SSW of Charleston.
05  20 36 34.0? 31.59  N  108.46  W    0 G           0.5    9  NEW MEXICO-CHIHUAHUA BORDER REG. ML 2.9 (GS). 50 miles WSW
                                                                of Columbus, New Mexico.
06  20 37 08.8  40.510 N  112.177 W    0 G           0.6    9  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
06  21 32 14.0* 37.435 N   82.198 W    0 G           0.6    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.0 (GS). 15 miles SSE of Williamson.
06  23 09 11.5  40.302 N  107.755 W    0 G           0.7   17  COLORADO. ML 2.5 (GS). Near Craig.
07  19 00 01.4  40.495 N  107.093 W    0 G           0.9    9  COLORADO. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Steamboat Springs.
07  20 57 31.9* 38.445 N   81.354 W    0 G           0.7    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.1 (GS). 15 miles ENE of Charleston.
07  23 21 29.0  40.302 N  107.801 W    0 G           0.5   13  COLORADO. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Craig.
08  17 22 55.9  37.798 N   81.657 W    0 G           0.6   11  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.2 (GS). Near Beckley.
08  23 02 35.8  40.274 N  107.783 W    0 G           0.5   11  COLORADO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Craig.
08  23 05 33.5  40.490 N  106.912 W    0 G           0.5   15  COLORADO. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Steamboat Springs.
09  16 10 45.1  40.523 N  112.171 W    0 G           0.4   16  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Copperton.
09  19 18 53.0* 42.634 N  107.059 W    0 G           0.9    7  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). E of Jeffrey City.
09  21 08 25.4  40.519 N  112.173 W    0 G           0.5   17  UTAH. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Copperton.
09  21 21 30.9  41.779 N  108.786 W    0 G           0.6   14  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
10  18 24 46.3  38.470 N   81.113 W    0 G           0.5    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.8 (GS). 30 miles ENE of Charleston.
10  20 12 09.3  36.590 N  110.391 W    0 G           0.8   10  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.6 (GS). Black Mesa.
10  23 05 57.7  40.309 N  107.824 W    0 G           0.6   12  COLORADO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Craig.
11  00 06 45.7  41.792 N  108.871 W    0 G           0.7   12  WYOMING. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
11  17 35 57.8  41.949 N  106.949 W    0 G           0.4    6  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). W of Hanna.
11  18 27 50.4* 41.823 N  108.503 W    0 G           0.7    9  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
12  15 23 59.7* 37.273 N   81.550 W    0 G           0.6    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.5 (GS). 20 km W of Bluefield.
13  00 00 42.6  41.800 N  108.675 W    0 G           0.6   20  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
13  17 57 14.5  42.001 N  106.878 W    0 G           0.5    6  WYOMING. ML 2.1 (GS). W of Hanna.
14  19 21 41.4? 46.77  N  122.82  W    0 G           0.1    4  WASHINGTON. Near Centralia.
15  23 15 05.0  41.837 N  108.825 W    0 G           0.4   13  WYOMING. ML 2.2 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
15  23 18 39.8  40.319 N  107.781 W    0 G           0.6   16  COLORADO. ML 2.9 (GS). Near Craig.
15  23 23 14.4  40.366 N  107.836 W    0 G           0.6   11  COLORADO. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Craig.
16  16 29 32.5* 43.522 N  105.064 W    0 G           1.0    7  WYOMING. ML 2.9 (GS). Southern Powder River Basin.
16  21 38 02.2  43.738 N  105.250 W    0 G           0.6   12  WYOMING. ML 2.9 (GS). Southern Powder River Basin.
16  23 06 44.9  40.263 N  107.771 W    0 G           0.7   11  COLORADO. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Craig.
17  17 07 02.4  41.789 N  108.861 W    0 G           0.6   17  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
17  20 26 54.3? 31.39  N  108.76  W    0 G           0.6    6  NEW MEXICO-CHIHUAHUA BORDER REG. ML 2.3 (GS). 45 miles E of
                                                                Douglas, Arizona.
17  21 08 45.8  43.685 N  105.260 W    0 G           0.6   21  WYOMING. ML 3.4 (GS). Southern Powder River Basin.
17  22 28 27.3  40.696 N  109.548 W    0 G           0.6   10  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Vernal.
18  16 40 36.2  41.811 N  108.753 W    0 G           0.4   10  WYOMING. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
18  17 53 29.8  42.025 N  106.892 W    0 G           0.6   12  WYOMING. ML 2.6 (GS). W of Hanna.
20  17 45 10.0  40.549 N  112.173 W    0 G           0.6   13  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
20  18 29 02.1* 38.073 N   81.694 W    0 G           1.1    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.0 (GS). 20 miles S of Charleston.
20  22 52 15.7  40.615 N  109.576 W    0 G           0.8   11  UTAH. ML 2.1 (GS). Near Vernal.
21  16 08 15.7* 43.105 N  105.740 W    0 G           0.6    6  WYOMING. ML 2.4 (GS). NE of Casper.
21  18 37 50.0  40.546 N  112.215 W    0 G           0.7   19  UTAH. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Copperton.
21  20 50 26.8* 41.817 N  108.455 W    0 G           0.9   10  WYOMING. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
21  21 06 31.1* 32.848 N  109.447 W    0 G           0.5    7  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.1 (GS). 15 miles E of Safford.
23  20 29 22.5* 35.499 N  108.958 W    0 G           1.3    9  NEW MEXICO. ML 2.0 (GS). Near Gallup.
23  22 12 15.4  41.853 N  108.677 W    0 G           0.7   21  WYOMING. ML 3.0 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
25  22 14 16.8  41.769 N  108.814 W    0 G           0.8   17  WYOMING. ML 2.7 (GS). Near Rock Springs.
26  17 09 04.3* 41.721 N  107.551 W    0 G           0.8    5  WYOMING. ML 2.3 (GS). W of Rawlins.
26  22 24 26.5? 37.88  N   81.03  W    0 G           0.8    4  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.4 (GS). Near Beckley.
26  22 54 28.8* 41.376 N  107.775 W    0 G           1.4    9  WYOMING. ML 2.3 (GS). SW of Rawlins.
27  16 19 24.3? 31.32  N  108.75  W    0 G           0.5    8  NEW MEXICO-CHIHUAHUA BORDER REG. ML 2.6 (GS). 45 miles E of
                                                                Douglas, Arizona.
28  23 00 01.1  40.310 N  107.702 W    0 G           1.0   17  COLORADO. ML 3.1 (GS). Near Craig.
29  23 05 50.4  40.271 N  107.783 W    0 G           0.8   13  COLORADO. ML 2.3 (GS). Near Craig.

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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