8/24/2014 — Craton movement begins — Kansas fracking operation hit by 3.0 magnitude

Right on schedule, the pressure on the craton edge begins to show.

A 3.0M earthquake struck the central Southern edge of the craton, in Kansas.

Issued this watch alert a few hours ago:

Colorado / New Mexico / Texas / Oklahoma / Kansas / Arkansas / Illinois / Virginia / New York / Pennsylvania / W. Virginia / Ohio — watch for moderate earthquakes 3.0M to mid 4.0M at the FRACKING / drilling / and mining operations.”

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Above: August 24 2014, a 3.0M earthquake occurred in Kansas at a fracking operation (also a wind farm).


This event happened the same day as the movement along the West coast in California, and in the same hour as the 7.0M which struck Peru

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000s5y1#summary

M3.0 – 12km NW of Harper, Kansas 2014-08-25 00:10:05 UTC

 
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Event Time

  1. 2014-08-25 00:10:05 UTC
  2. 2014-08-24 19:10:05 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-08-24 19:10:05 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

37.374°N 98.109°W depth=8.7km (5.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 12km (7mi) NW of Harper, Kansas
  2. 70km (43mi) WSW of Haysville, Kansas
  3. 76km (47mi) WSW of Wichita, Kansas
  4. 76km (47mi) WSW of Derby, Kansas
  5. 218km (135mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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