video report here:
Kansas, which not normally very seismically active, is showing signs of the surrounding pressure building in Oklahoma and Texas.
Today, December 16th 2013, a 4.2 magnitude event struck directly near a KANSAS injection well. This current earthquake falling across the border from Oklahoma, happening just 0.3 miles away from the nearest well head.
For Kansas (and the midwest USA), this is noteworthy.
Now we’ve seen movement across the ENTIRE craton edge.
The movement began on the West Coast (5.5M off the coast of Oregon on December 2), followed by an earthquake swarm in Oklahoma / Texas (December 5th – 7th), followed by a Yellowstone earthquake swarm (December 9), followed by a fracking earthquake at the Colorado New Mexico border (December 10th) , followed by a Eastern Craton edge earthquake at the Tennessee Georgia border (December 10th), followed by a Northeast Craton edge quake in Southeast Canada (December 11th), finally followed by this Kansas 4.2M event today (December 16th).
Be prepared for additional movement in nearby adjacent areas, near term.
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- 2013-12-16 15:09:53 UTC
- 2013-12-16 09:09:53 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
- 2013-12-16 09:09:53 UTC-06:00 system time
37.124°N 97.781°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
- 18km (11mi) WNW of Caldwell, Kansas
- 61km (38mi) SW of Haysville, Kansas
- 65km (40mi) SW of Derby, Kansas
- 66km (41mi) W of Arkansas City, Kansas
- 185km (115mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Here are all my past posts on the topic of fracking induced earthquakes:
This was expected to occur, read this post here (watch the video) to see why it was expected.
Oklahoma / Texas fracking earthquake swarm (December 2013):
Yellowstone earthquake swarm (December 2013):
Past 7 days of earthquakes along the craton edge: