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11/15/2017 — West Coast USA / California Earthquake swarm — San Andreas creeping section in flux

Full video update on California + the seismic threat this week:

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November 15, 2017

The West coast of the United States is now under seismic pressure which may lead to new noteworthy movement in Southern California, and more activity off the coast to the Pacific Northwest.

This graphic below shows the most recent earthquakes in the United States.

Above: November 15, 2017 – The West coast was impacted a day ago by a M4.6 + swarm. The next day, the midwest began to move with larger earthquake activity at the fracking operations as pressure transfers across the North American Plate. Texas, and Oklahoma being the points of pressure release at the drilling operations.

Clearly the West coast has moved over the past 2 days, and now it is apparent that the midwest fracking operations (Oklahoma + Texas) are being impacted as expected.

A swarm of new M3.0+ earthquakes has developed at the oil / gas pumping operations in Western Oklahoma near the panhandle by the border of Colorado.

New swarms of earthquakes have broken out to the East of California as pressure transfers across the USA from the West coast towards the East coast.

The craton is pushed by seismic pressure coming from the West coast, and is pushing towards the East Coast.

Above: Graphic of the North American Craton shows the locations the earthquakes tend to strike (along the edges), and shows which way the overall pressure flows.

Most importantly, the slow slip of the North American plate is increasing in size, and number of events.   The plate has now been confirmed to be “slow slipping” across California, Oregon, and Washington.

The University of California at Riverside has confirmed a “slow slip event” is currently taking place near Anza Gap in Southern California.

Slow slip plate events can lead to large earthquake activity according to Professionals.

Quote the article released in the past few weeks:

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have detected spontaneous tectonic tremor — a signature of slow earthquakes deep below the earth’s surface — in the Anza Gap region of the San Jacinto Fault. Tectonic tremors are believed to increase the likelihood of a moderate to large, damaging earthquake occurring close to the earth’s surface by altering the stress along the fault.

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Its is also worthy to note that the progression of earthquakes in the West Pacific stands out as VISIBLE over the past 24 hours.

Anyone observing the earthquakes today can see a connecting line of M5.0 + events reaching across the West Pacific.

A diagonal line of earthquakes has spread from Fiji to South Korea / Japan.  Each earthquake has measured in the M5.0 range, and all have occurred in the past 24 hours.

This was forecast to occur, and was expected.

This weeks earthquake forecast video specifically talked about a connection from Fiji to Japan, and called for M5.0 to M6.0 activity to develop between the points.

See this weeks earthquake forecast video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOHFZs-0fZ0

The seismic pressure has spread across nearly 3,000 miles in a days time, this means the greater force is powerful, and is moving quickly.  Keep watch between the sets of deep earthquakes for the potential of larger activity above M6.5

Full global earthquake forecast viewable here:

11/13/2017 — California Struck by Earthquake Swarm + M5.0 (M4.6) — New unrest spreading

A noteworthy earthquake, and swarm has struck California as expected (as the earthquake forecast called for).

Watch the most recent earthquake update on the California earthquake which occurred here :

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November 14, 2017

California has been struck by a fairly strong M5.0 (M4.6) earthquake which has currently broken out into a swarm along the San Andreas fault.

Above: November 13, 2017 – The expected near M5.0 earthquake and swarm struck in central California along the creeping section of the San Andreas Fault.

 

Please keep in mind, this weeks earthquake forecast called for a M5.0 to strike near Southern California.  The forecast was issued Sunday November 12, 2017.

Today, November 13, 2017 the expected earthquake struck in California.

The earthquake was fairly powerful, and was felt by many thousands of people across the region.  Thousands of shake reports were made to the USGS on their website, which indicates heavy surface movement occurred across Central California.

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Information from the USGS:

2017-11-13 19:31:29 UTC
36.631°N   121.244°W
6.3 km depth
Felt Report – Tell Us!
003562
 
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The M4.6 (M5.0) earthquake struck Central California on the creeping section of the San Andreas fault, and has been accompanied by a swarm of several smaller events in the same location along the fault.

This new larger earthquake , and accompanying seismic swarm means the “creep” of the fault, or the “plate movement” of the fault is picking up in pace.

With the ‘slow slip’ of the plate boundary now taking place from Southern California (Anza Gap) all the way North to Seattle, a potential for larger movement on the West coast is not only present but a substantial risk over the next week.

Above: November 12, 2017 – University of Washington realtime tremor map shows clusters of tremors across three states all within 48 hours , indicating a full plate slow slip event is underway from Seattle to Southern California near Anza Gap.

 

 

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