The ongoing earthquake swarm in Oklahoma, consisting of thousands of moderate earthquakes (some reaching up into the 5.0M+ range over the past few years), has spilled across state lines into Kansas.
Now we see that a 3.4M earthquake has struck South central Kansas.
M3.4 – 16km WNW of Caldwell, Kansas 2014-07-09 02:10:04 UTC
- 2014-07-09 02:10:04 UTC
- 2014-07-08 21:10:04 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
- 2014-07-08 21:10:04 UTC-05:00 system time
37.069°N 97.790°W depth=9.9km (6.1mi)
Kansas, not normally prone to seismic activity, can expect to see more of these events, and certainly expect larger earthquakes to come…
Over the past 2 years, we’ve seen a large increase in the number of earthquakes occurring at the fracking operations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the Dakotas, and New York.
All these aforementioned fracking earthquake locations reside along the edge of the North American Craton.
Diagram below shows the earthquakes last month (start of June 2014) — clearly showing the craton being displaced from the West.
The craton is being displaced (from the Northwest) — which confounds (and refutes) previous geologic theories on plate tectonics, making the claim that pressure on North America mainly comes from the EAST, from the spreading of the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
Colorado had a fracking issue which led to the massive CO2 pressurized liquid sand eruption, which caused 3 fatalities. Just to the North, in Yellowstone, we’ve seen a return of earthquakes at the supervolcano , and the Western portion of the magma chamber in Idaho.
Idaho magma chamber:
People’s property is being damaged, water supply being polluted, and even disaster related deaths involved with the process of hydraulic fracturing.
Earthquakes pushed upon the entire population for the benefit of a few? Not a good idea. This is going to get MUCH worse. These swarms are just the start.
You don’t have to take my word for it…. “professionals” also expect stronger earthquakes from fracking operations in the future:
In doubt on the earthquake connection? Maybe you didn’t read the new 2013 + 2014 study results from the USGS and AGU:
The USGS has confirmed the fracking / earthquake connection:
As well as the AGU: