Bulletin: October 1998

 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                                         NO. 10-98-EXP
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY                                                                                        FEB  4, 1999
 
                                     PROBABLE MINING EXPLOSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
                                                        OCTOBER 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  21 57 31.2  40.287 N  107.835 W    0 G           1.2   12  COLORADO. ML 2.8 (GS). 20 miles (30 km) SW of Craig,
                                                                Colorado.
02  20 42 29.5  40.564 N  109.605 W    0 G           1.1   12  UTAH. ML 2.6 (GS). 10 miles (10 km) NNW of Vernal, Utah.
02  23 18 07.0* 44.195 N  105.269 W    0 G           1.4   10  WYOMING. ML 3.3 (GS). 15 miles (20 km) ESE of Gillette,
                                                                Wyoming.
03  22 10 36.5  40.247 N  107.819 W    0 G           1.4   13  COLORADO. ML 2.7 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) SW of Craig,
                                                                Colorado.
04  19 52 16.6  40.544 N  112.194 W    0 G           1.1   19  UTAH. ML 2.5 (GS). 5 miles (10 km) E of Tooele, Utah.
06  21 31 08.7  41.802 N  108.728 W    0 G           1.2   16  WYOMING. ML 2.8 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
07  21 43 52.4  43.203 N  111.526 W    0 G           0.6    8  EASTERN IDAHO. ML 2.6 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) ESE of Idaho
                                                                Falls, Idaho.
08  16 35 55.2  41.802 N  108.761 W    0 G           1.4   19  WYOMING. ML 2.6 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
08  23 03 06.1  40.308 N  107.804 W    0 G           0.9   11  COLORADO. ML 2.7 (GS). 20 miles (30 km) SW of Craig,
                                                                Colorado.
11  23 10 41.3  41.743 N  108.694 W    0 G           0.8   17  WYOMING. ML 2.5 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
12  20 15 13.4? 32.73  N  109.10  W    0 G           0.2    4  EASTERN ARIZONA. ML 2.6 (GS). 35 miles (60 km) NW of
                                                                Lordsburg, New Mexico.
13  23 42 47.4  41.863 N  108.824 W    0 G           0.9   18  WYOMING. ML 2.7 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) NE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
14  15 25 17.8  41.747 N  108.607 W    0 G           1.2   15  WYOMING. ML 2.9 (GS). 35 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
15  21 30 11.7  37.972 N   81.548 W    0 G           0.4    6  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.1 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) NW of
                                                                Beckley, West Virginia.
15  21 45 23.3  46.708 N  122.721 W    0 G           1.1    6  WASHINGTON. ML 2.8 (GS). 10 miles (20 km) E of Centralia,
                                                                Washington.
15  23 45 06.4  41.790 N  108.615 W    0 G           0.9   13  WYOMING. ML 2.8 (GS). 35 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
16  21 10 05.9* 44.181 N  105.286 W    0 G           1.1    6  WYOMING. ML 3.2 (GS). 15 miles (20 km) SE of Gillette,
                                                                Wyoming.
21  21 11 53.4  46.763 N  122.833 W    0 G           1.1   10  WASHINGTON. ML 2.6 (GS). 5 miles (10 km) ENE of Centralia,
                                                                Washington.
22  21 17 52.4  41.768 N  108.589 W    0 G           0.8   18  WYOMING. ML 3.4 (GS). 35 miles (60 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
22  21 51 14.5  46.720 N  122.853 W    0 G           0.9    6  WASHINGTON. ML 2.9 (GS). NEAR Centralia, Washington.
23  21 13 11.8  41.616 N  108.832 W    0 G           0.4   13  WYOMING. ML 2.5 (GS). 20 miles (30 km) E of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
24  16 29 19.7  41.754 N  108.758 W    0 G           1.3   19  WYOMING. ML 2.9 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
24  17 23 36.8  41.772 N  108.718 W    0 G           1.0   18  WYOMING. ML 2.8 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
24  18 17 26.1  37.691 N   81.606 W    0 G           1.2   11  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.9 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) WSW of
                                                                Beckeley, West Virginia.
26  15 06 36.8* 38.035 N   81.739 W    0 G           1.0    7  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.9 (GS). 20 miles (40 km) SSW of
                                                                Charleston, West Virginia.
26  22 36 40.1* 41.653 N  108.962 W    0 G           1.5   10  WYOMING. ML 2.8 (GS). 15 miles (20 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
27  20 36 15.4* 37.772 N   81.810 W    0 G           1.4    8  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 3.3 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) ENE of
                                                                Williamson, West Virginia.
28  21 04 27.1* 37.730 N   81.845 W    0 G           1.4    5  WEST VIRGINIA. mbLg 2.8 (GS). 25 miles (40 km) E of
                                                                Williamson, West Virginia.
30  16 03 32.3  41.834 N  108.978 W    0 G           1.3   13  WYOMING. ML 2.5 (GS). 20 miles (30 km) NE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
31  16 31 07.2  41.773 N  108.676 W    0 G           1.3   17  WYOMING. ML 2.5 (GS). 30 miles (50 km) ENE of Rock Springs,
                                                                Wyoming.
31  21 02 20.1* 46.788 N  122.795 W    0 G           0.5    5  WASHINGTON. 10 miles (10 km) ENE of Centalia, Washington.
31  23 46 35.8? 43.42  N  105.38  W    0 G           0.9    6  WYOMING. ML 2.8 (GS). 45 miles (70 km) N of Douglas, Wyoming.

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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