The northeast edge of the craton is moving.
If you have been following the movement at the fracking operations , and dormant volcanoes , then you were expecting this activity in the Northeast .
M4.4 – 19km NNE of Shawville, Canada 2013-05-17 13:43:22 UTC
- 2013-05-17 13:43:22 UTC
- 2013-05-17 09:43:22 UTC-04:00 at epicenter
- 2013-05-17 08:43:22 UTC-05:00 system time
45.767°N 76.397°W depth=9.8km (6.1mi)
- 19km (12mi) NNE of Shawville, Canada
- 56km (35mi) E of Pembroke, Canada
- 63km (39mi) WNW of Gatineau, Canada
- 67km (42mi) NW of Ottawa, Canada
- 74km (46mi) E of Petawawa, Canada
As I said above, we were expecting this movement along the northeast edge of the craton (plate).
This expectation is because we have been seeing earthquake activity building along the Southern / Western edge of the North American plate for the past several weeks.
Fracking earthquakes in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.. also, we saw additional larger movement in Idaho / Wyoming at the dormant supervolcano (Yellowstone / Hells Half Acre / Lava Hot Springs, ID ). Strangely, even a 4.0M earthquake at a Phosphate mine along the UT/WY border.
All this previous activity, covered in a post I made on May 14, 2013, can be viewed here:
Overall, we will continue to see this displacement along the edge of the craton , displacement will continue COMING FROM THE WEST as long as the Pacific plate is in a perturbed state.
Current screenshot .. last 7 days of earthquakes around the Pacific plate (up to May 17, 2013 810pm CT):