4/04/2015 — Very rare 2.6M earthquake strikes WEST Missouri @ abandoned well in Clinton, MO from 1939

An extremely rare earthquake has struck Western Missouri , Southeast of Kansas City directly inside a town by the name of Clinton, MO.

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Upon inspection of the area, no visible drilling, oil, or gas operations appear to be present.  However, after doing some sleuthing, upon a search of records for the area, the epicenter of this earthquake is very close to an ABANDONED well drill site.

Unfortunately, the actual earthquake epicenter is a GRAVEYARD.

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As it turns out, a nearby well was drilled (and subsequently capped / abandoned) in 1939.





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Permit Details

API Number 083-00001
Company Name WOOD & CLICKNER
County HENRY
County Code 083
Web Address PDFhttp://www.dnr.mo.gov/geology/geosrv/ogc/permits/083-00001.pdf
Well Number 1
Township 41
Range 26
Range Direction W
Section 22
Latitude 38.33539
Longitude -93.78667

This movement in Western Missouri comes on the heels of major movement just to the Southwest – in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Also, there was an additional 4.0 magnitude (3.7 revised) on the New Madrid Seismic Zone in SouthEAST Missouri earlier this week.

I issued an earthquake forecast on April 2, 2015 — covering the midwest movement , and where to watch for activity over the coming days.    Watch the video update here:

New Madrid shows movement, now West Missouri is hit as well.

In addition to the Missouri activity, we’re seeing Oklahoma and Texas show excessive activity over the past week.  All this movement leads me to tell my mid-west and East coast viewers to be on watch for the next 3-4 days.

Have an earthquake plan, and be prepared, just in case.  This includes me here in St. Louis Missouri 🙁

Information on this earthquake from the USGS:


Scientific – Summary


Magnitude / uncertainty 2.6 mb_lg± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 38.362°N 93.746°W± 2.6 km
Depth / uncertainty 3.1 km± 6.9
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 47
Minimum Distance 83.27 km (0.75°)
Travel Time Residual 1.01 sec
Azimuthal Gap 41°
FE Region Missouri (483)