7/25/2014 — 36 hours without “Fracking” Earthquakes in Oklahoma – Watch for movement

As most of my viewers / readers know, I’ve been keeping track of the Fracking Earthquake connection for almost 5 years .

We’ve seen areas produce very large swarms of earthquakes, such as Oklahoma, Arkansas, Trinidad Colorado, and Texas.

We’ve also seen the same swarm locations produce larger earthquakes in the 4.0M+ to 5.0M+ range.  Again, examples can be found of the larger earthquakes following the swarms of 2.0M+ and 3.0M+ events.

Texas example below from 2011:

First a swarm of smaller earthquakes, followed by a 4.7 magnitude , which caused slight damage to homes in the area.

texas-earthquake-4-7-oct-20-2011-man-made-1a

Above: October 20, 2011 — 4.7M earthquake strikes Texas fracking operation

 


For the past 36 hours, up to 1201am July 25, 2014, there has not been much movement above 2.5 magnitude at ANY of the normally earthquake prone fracking operations.

Relative seismic “silence” in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, and Colorado.

oklahoma non earthquake july 24 2014


Earlier this week (Mon, Tuesday, and Wednesday July 21, 22, 23), there were multiple earthquakes in the 2.0 – 3.0M range.

As seen in this screenshot below, the past 7 days of earthquakes in the United States reveals the movement along the Western portion of the craton, the renewed movement near Yellowstone supervolcano (in Montana), and the Oklahoma earthquake swarm from earlier this week.

oklahoma fracking earthquake july 25 2014a

This excessive movement has (temporarily?) ceased.


In the past, each time we see “silence” in the areas where we have seen long term excessive movement occur, (to those paying attention to the cycle of events) it becomes an area to watch for possible larger movement in the near term.

When we’ve seen heavy movement in ADJACENT areas, and “silence” in a normally prone area, the normally prone “silent” area sometimes (usually?) receives an earthquake of larger size.

The multiple mid-3.0M earthquakes extending up the West Coast of the United States, means pressure must be building upon the edge of the craton.

Watch for a pickup in activity in Oklahoma after this silence.


As I was putting together this post ……. a 3.4M earthquake struck central Oklahoma.

This event occurred at a fracking operation in Central Oklahoma which has NOT seen previous movement as the others in the area.

The earthquakes are clearly happening at multiple HUNDRED injection well locations across the state, not just a “few” wells.

1215am CDT July 25, 2014

oklahoma non earthquake july 24 2014a

 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000rx2d

Event Time

  1. 2014-07-25 04:56:52 UTC
  2. 2014-07-24 23:56:52 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-07-24 23:56:52 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

36.641°N 98.242°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 10km (6mi) NNE of Helena, Oklahoma
  2. 42km (26mi) NW of Enid, Oklahoma
  3. 103km (64mi) W of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  4. 105km (65mi) ENE of Woodward, Oklahoma
  5. 145km (90mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

oklahoma fracking earthquake july 25 2014

 

 

 

 

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