5/17/2016 — West Texas struck by rare M3.1 fracking earthquake near Carlsbad Caverns — USGS missing earthquakes

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.

carlsbad earthquake may 17 2016

carlsbad caverns earthquake texas may 17 2016


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
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 15
Minimum Distance 59.6 km (0.54°)
Travel Time Residual 0.46 s
Azimuthal Gap 79°



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.

m4.9 burma china may 17 2016

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..


france earthquake may 17 2016


M5.0 in the Bahamas..


east coast earthquake may 17 2016a


M5.0 (m4.9) + M4.7 near Burma..


burma earthquakes may 17 2016