Coso Junction, California

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Coso Junction
Coso Junction is located in California
Coso Junction
Coso Junction
Location in California
Coso Junction is located in the United States
Coso Junction
Coso Junction
Coso Junction (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°02′42″N 117°56′50″W / 36.04500°N 117.94722°W / 36.04500; -117.94722Coordinates: 36°02′42″N 117°56′50″W / 36.04500°N 117.94722°W / 36.04500; -117.94722
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyInyo County
Elevation3,386 ft (1,032 m)

Coso Junction (formerly Coso, and Gill's Oasis[2]) is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located in Rose Valley, 4.8 km (3 mi) south of Dunmovin and 11.2 km (7 mi) west of Sugarloaf Mountain, near to the US Navy's China Lake Weapons Station,[3] at an elevation of 3386 feet (1032 m).[1] The community is the finishing point of the Cactus Flat Road, and takes its name from the Panamint word for dove, "Coso".[4]

The community is the site of frequent earthquakes, with groups of minor earthquakes occurring in 1992,[5] 1996,[6] 1999,[7] 2001,[8] 2003,[9] 2004,[10] and 2011.[11] Floods occurred near the community in 2010 that caused a traffic accident.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coso Junction, California
  2. ^ Coso Geothermal Development, NWC China Lake: Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1. United States Navy. 1979. p. 71. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  3. ^ "COSO JUNCTION". Santa Cruz Sentinel. 18 May 2001. p. 7. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. ^ Massey, Peter; Wilson, Jeanne (24 Apr 2006). Backcountry Adventures Southern California: The Ultimate Guide to the Backcountry for Anyone with a Sport Utility Vehicle. Adler Publishing. p. 602. ISBN 1930193262. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  5. ^ "QUAKES: Swarm of Tiny Temblors Hits Owens Valley". The Los Angeles Times. 1 March 1992. p. 738. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  6. ^ "QUAKE ACTIVITY, WEEK OF MARCH". The San Bernardino County Sun. 1 April 1996. p. 8. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Small earthquakes hit desert in Inyo County". Reno Gazette-Journal. AP. 20 January 1999. p. 23. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  8. ^ "COSO JUNCTION". Arizona Star. Associated Press. 26 September 2001. p. 3. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  9. ^ "COSO JUNCTION". The Los Angeles Times. 16 May 2003. p. 63. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Small temblor rattles remote Inyo County". Santa Maria Times. 11 October 2004. p. 5. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Coso Junction". Santa Maria Times. 26 June 2011. p. A2. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  12. ^ Christie, Casey (28 August 2010). "A BIG RIG'S BIG DETOUR". LA Times. p. 47. Retrieved 6 December 2020.