1/06/2016 — Two Large M4.8 (M4.7) earthquakes strike Oklahoma Fracking operation — Midwest Unrest

Midwest Earthquake Alert:

Two different back to back M4.8 + M4.7 earthquakes have struck Central Oklahoma near the Kansas border. No doubt this large of an event caused damage, and shook the region up.

Worthy to note, the earthquake epicenters fall directly below a fracking / oil pumping operation.

M4.8 earthquake oklahoma fracking january 6 2016

fracking earthquake jan 6 2016
Above: A coordinate search of the earthquake epicenter (location determined by the USGS) shows a fracking / oil pumping operation directly above where the earthquake occurred.


Just this past week, a smaller M4.3 earthquake struck central Oklahoma, which ended up causing some fairly serious damage to houses and infrastructure.

A warning was issued for larger earthquakes to strike the area of Central Oklahoma. The warning was issued 1 week ago, see the video alerting the area here:


As it was explained in the above video, we can expect larger movement to hit the fracking operations any time we see heavy movement along the West coast of the United States.

First there is movement out West, then the pressure transfers Eastward along the edge of the craton – causing earthquakes at the fracking operations.

The pressure should further transfer Eastward, up the East coast of the United States – which should induce more earthquake activity along the East coast over the next several days.


Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 4.8 mb± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 36.596°N 98.579°W± 6.3 km
Depth/uncertainty 7.5 km± 4.6
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 103
Minimum Distance 17.14 km (0.15°)
Travel Time Residual 1.38 sec
Azimuthal Gap 66°
FE Region Oklahoma (499)


Magnitude/uncertainty 4.7 mwr± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 36.475°N 98.728°W± 2.3 km
Depth/uncertainty 3.4 km± 7.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 63
Minimum Distance 25.94 km (0.23°)
Travel Time Residual 0.24 sec
Azimuthal Gap 56°
FE Region Oklahoma (499)