A rare M3.1 earthquake has struck West Texas near the New Mexico border along the flanks of a large fracking / oil / gas pumping operation.
The location is also nearby Carlsbad Caverns national monument, and in close proximity to an ancient (extinct) volcano named Spring Hill Butte.
Texas was issued a warning yesterday (May 16, 2016) for earthquake activity to strike in the earthquake forecast video.
It has been several weeks (if not months) since any noteworthy earthquake activity in Texas.
Here is the earthquake forecast video for your review, listen to the portion on the United States , talking about Texas and the fracking operations:
Information on this earthquake from the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.1 mb_lg± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||31.983°N 104.849°W± 5.5 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||5.0 km± 1.3|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||15|
|Minimum Distance||59.6 km (0.54°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.46 s|
|FE Region||WESTERN TEXAS (498)|
In addition to this M3.1 striking at the forecast location in Texas, multiple other earthquakes struck globally at locations which were warned in the video.
Two M4.9 + M4.7 earthquakes struck back to back in Asia .
Both events occurring East of Nepal and just North of Burma.
This is a direct earthquake forecast hit just North of Burma at the China border…. named yesterday for M5.0 range activity to strike in the forecast video.
This now makes three noteworthy earthquakes today, M4.0 and greater striking forecast areas named in the video.
M4.0 in South France..
M5.0 in the Bahamas..
M5.0 (m4.9) + M4.7 near Burma..