12/29/2015 — United States Earthquake Unrest — Colorado Fracking Earthquake & Midwest hit by M4.0+ events

Just as expected, the earthquake pressure has pressed EAST from the West Coast …. causing earthquakes at the Colorado and Oklahoma fracking operations.

The M4.3 in Oklahoma caused damage, knocking out power to over 4,400 homes in the area.  This is the first widespread damage caused by a fracking earthquake in several years time.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1229/Strong-Oklahoma-earthquake-knocks-out-power-to-4-400-homes

central craton dec 29 2015 earthquakes

Damage caused by this earthquake:

If you didn’t hear about it last night.. major damage and power outages caused by a large FRACKING earthquake in Oklahoma.

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damage oklahoma december 2015

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As the warning said yesterday, keep watch for noteworthy earthquakes near the same size as what hit the West coast… now a M4.3 strikes the Oklahoma Fracking operations, and a M3.2 struck Colorado at their fracking operations after months of silence.

Here is the text of yesterday’s earthquake warning for the midwest:

“THE WHOLE NORTH AMERICAN PLATE is being moved from the Northwest to the Southeast by this deep Pacific plate activity — thus, now that we’ve seen a near M5.0 off the coast of California, we can now expect a series of noteworthy earthquakes along the edge of the craton to the East.”

The pressure transfer across the edge of the craton should be obvious to even the casual observer at this point.

The West coast activity yesterday caused the midwest activity today.   The M4.8 caused the M3.2 in Colorado at the fracking operations , and the M4.3 at the Oklahoma operations.

This graphic below was shown in the warning issued yesterday (Dec 28th), showing the edge of the craton, the states along the edge were warned that movement would be coming.

 

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Compare the earthquakes in the screenshot at the top of this post to this graphic of the craton, you will see that the craton edge has moved in less than 1 days time after yesterdays M4.8 off the coast of California.

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Compare the above graphic of the craton to the past 7 days of earthquakes, and you will see the edge of the craton has indeed moved over a large distance in a short period of time.

past 7 days of earthquakes dec 29 2015
Above: Past 7 days of M2.5+ earthquakes in the United States reveals the “stable” edge of the North American craton / plate is in flux.

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Information on the M4.3 in Oklahoma at their fracking operations:

Magnitude/uncertainty 4.3 mwr± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 35.682°N 97.396°W± 3.1 km
Depth/uncertainty 8.0 km± 7.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 44
Minimum Distance 11.35 km (0.10°)
Travel Time Residual 0.35 sec

 

Azimuthal Gap 45°
FE Region Oklahoma (499)

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Magnitude/uncertainty 3.2 ml± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 37.125°N 104.943°W± 2.4 km
Depth/uncertainty 5.0 km± 2.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 30
Minimum Distance 47.31 km (0.42°)
Travel Time Residual 0.88 sec
Azimuthal Gap 41°
FE Region Colorado (479)

 

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