First tiny earthquake triggered at Altarock geothermal site

As can be seen on our earthquake map and the map set up to monitor the Altarock operation by Lawrence Berkeley Labs, there is a tiny (M0) earthquake very near the injection well a few km from Newberry Volcano, likely caused by the water injection.  This kind of small earthquake was expected, and there may be many more.  A description of the geothermal energy project may be found here.