3/1/2013 — Alabama 2.7M Earthquake — Fracking / Pumping induced — flank of a HUGE operation

Today, March 1, 2013 , a 2.7M earthquake struck Alabama, not normally an earthquake prone area.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000fey3.php

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 2.7
Date-Time
Location 33.717°N, 87.296°W
Depth 4.9 km (3.0 miles)
Region ALABAMA
Distances 11 km (6 miles) WSW of Cordova, Alabama
12 km (7 miles) S of Jasper, Alabama
39 km (24 miles) NW of Pleasant Grove, Alabama
40 km (24 miles) WNW of Forestdale, Alabama

 

Notice the depth.  3.0 miles deep.   If you’re a viewer of mine or have been following earthquakes in the USA for a while, you know what this means!

If you go to google earth, and look up the epicenter coordinates listed by the USGS , you’ll see one of the largest drilling / pumping / fracking / injecting operations  in one single area… Add in the dozens of large quarries, and multiple steam plants directly in the area as well…

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alabama fracking earthquake mar 1 2013

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