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t " Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, October 9, 1997 7 Renewed earthquake activity at Mammoth MAMMOTH LAKES, California-- Another series of small earthquakes began on Friday, September 26 in the vicinity of Mammoth Lakes, California and has continued into this week. The area is Ella Collins Jr. known geologically as the Long Val- ley caldera. The current activity includes over 700 small magnitude earthquakes since the swarm began with one series of 10 earthquakes registering between 2.1 and 2.9 in a 15-minute period on Sunday, September 28. A magnitude 2.4 is capable of being felt and a 3.0 is capable of producing local shaking. A magnitude 3.1 quake regisistered On Tuesday, October 7. The current activity is located just south of the Highway 203-395 junctions, two miles east-southeast of the town of Mammoth Lakes. The events began with a magnitude 3.3 quake on Sep- tember 26 at 6:53 p.m. Earthquake activity at Mammoth had been quiet for the past year until a new swarm of small magnitude quakes began in July. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) PVGazette graphic which monitors the Long Valley ac- tivity, there is no threat of volcanic unrest at this time. A USGS spokesperson told the PVG that although these swarms are unusual, it is not uncommon for periodic activity at this location. The USGS sent a team to the Mammoth Lakes area in July to more closely monitor the area. It is not know if the team has returned to monitor the current activity. Mammoth Lakes is located north of Bishop, California, and is situated approxi- mately 90 miles southwest of Tonopah. Elia Eugene "Gino" Collins Jr., 65, died October 5,1997 at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas. A painter for Federal Express, be was a four year resident of Pahrump, coming from Harbor City, Calif. He was a member of the Moose, NRA and volunteer of the year for No to Abuse. He is survived by his wife Cathy Collins of Pahrump; sons Bryan Sandusky of Marina Valley, Calif, William Sandusky ofReno, Nev., Glen Sandusky of Torrence, Calif., Reid Sandusky of Pahrump, Nev.; and five grand- children. Services will be held Sunday, October 12, 1997 at I p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Pahrump. The Neptune society of Nye County will handle the arrangements. Ronald Achtabowski Ronald Frank Actabowski, 67, died September 26, at his residence in Pahrump, Nev. "He was born September 28, 1929. He was a cashier in the ca- sino industry and a member of the Catholic church. He was a three yearresident of Pahrump coming from Las Vegas, Nev. He is survived by his wife Joan M. Achtabowski of Pahr- ump; son, David Achtabowski of Reno, Nev.; Daughters Kathryn Cummings of Pahr- ump, Nev. and Lynn Achtabowski-Keller of Las Vegas, Nev., Brother, Peter AehtabowskiofRollingMead- ows, 111. and five grandchil- dren. Memorial services were held October 3, at the Desert Memorial Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. under the direction of Pastor Ronald Trummell. The Nep- tune Society of Nye County handled the ar- rangements. Edward Burger Edward Orvin Burgett, 63, died October 4 at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev. He was born April 26, 1934. He was a test technician for motion picture industry and a Army veteran. He was a two year resident of Pahrump coming from Chatsworth, Calif. He is survived by his sister Doris Bryant of Pin•dale, Wyo. Private family service will be held. The Neptune Society of Nye County will handle the arrangements. i - i H i, Call 24 hours 727-1888 " Cremation f 00irect Burial Includes: Removal from Place of death. n of ath Cert and Permit. Otnnation.  Urn. Fulh, I.kenl P.O. Box 6000 • fCte 96 • 1161 Loop P,d. #2 tcnp. t,k€ 8904t O0000000000000000QO00000000 • Address: • • City: __ ;tate: Zip: • • Phone: .... Free Membership • • 18ease n.nsh rm llxx.€ obl/gation your spedal irfm',atic for: • • []Cremation l-JBudal attering • •000•00•0000000000000000•00 i a i i i ii, APPOINTMENTS WEEKL ACTING UP -- Mammoth Mountain located on the edge of the town of Mammoth Lakes, California, and site of renewed earthquake activity. Although the volcanic location has been the object of numerous small-magnitude earthquake swarms, the U.S. Geological Survey states there is no current cause for concern. PVGazette photo by Dave Downing " ' Odental ..... " Futons • Furniture • Gifts 1997 Oriental Calendar!l & a Letter Opener!l To get your free l 1997 calendar & Oriental i Letter Opener, just make a purchase &| present this gift coup?n!l Hurry up!! First I come first served, no rain checks, please!! Sale ! ! 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