Watch the most recent earthquake update video covering the United States earthquake in the midwest :
December 5, 2017
An earthquake has shaken up the Midwest USA.
This was expected to occur, and warnings were issued the day before.
After a long period of time without any M4.0 or greater activity, the Midwest United States has been struck by a noteworthy M4.2 earthquake directly next to a large oil, and gas pumping operation in Oklahoma.
A direct earthquake forecast warning was issued to be on watch for a M4.0 range earthquake to strike Central Western Oklahoma this week based upon the new push on the edge of the craton coming from the Northwest’s M4.2 near Vancouver Island.
Text of the earthquake warning for Oklahoma can be read here:
“The United States, North America , Central America, and South America are on watch in the silent zones off the West coast(s), and downstream along each plate craton edge.
North America is on watch downstream from the M4.2 which struck near Vancouver BC on December 3, 2017. Central California to Southern California on watch for M4.0 to M4.5 activity on the creeping section of the San Andreas.
The Midwest United States is on watch for similar sized activity compared to what will strike in Southern California — expect M4.0 or swarm activity equal to this amount to strike Western Central Oklahoma, in addition to smaller activity striking further South in Texas at the oil + gas pumping operations near Fort Stockton, and possibly as far East as Dallas.”
Information on the M4.2 which struck Oklahoma comes from the USGS:
The reason an earthquake warning was issued specifically in the M4.0 range is based solely upon the seismic “pressure transfer theory”, which has been developed through years of observation.
As it has been observed, seismic pressure transfers from the West Coast of the United States through the Midwest, heading towards the East coast following the interior edge of the craton.
The seismic pressure exerted on the Westernmost edge of the plate displaces the interior portion of the craton within a few days time.
As the interior portion of the craton goes into motion, the greater seismic force is mostly MAINTAINED across the interior portion of the plate (not much loss of force / momentum), thus a M4.2 in Vancouver Island is capable of pushing nearly 2,000 miles into Oklahoma causing a similar sized earthquake also measuring M4.2.
Information on the M4.2 from Vancouver Island comes from the USGS:
The perforations in the edge of the plate stand out as vulnerable hydraulically charged shafts filled with water, gas, and oil – which is not capable of compression.
When the oil , and gas wells across the Midwest (in this case Oklahoma) are placed under pressure from an outside source coming from the West , this induces earthquake activity below / surrounding the hydraulically charged chamber.
This creates what I have termed a “super fracture”, which itself can lead to additional noteworthy sized earthquakes.
Again it must be stated for all time to come, this earthquake was directly forecast to occur, the day before it happened.
The Oklahoma M4.2 proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the greater seismic pressure transfers across great distances without losing much power. As the pressure travels across regions, it follows the plate boundaries, and craton edges. When the pressure transfers across these weaker regions in the crust(s) , the force leaves behind its fingerprints… which we detect as ‘earthquakes’.
Direct link to the earthquake forecast issued here:
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