3/12/2015 — Noteworthy 4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Midwest — Oklahoma fracking operation

A sizable 4.2 magnitude (4.1 M revised) earthquake occurred in North Central Oklahoma at another fracking operation.

oklahoma fracking 4.2m earthquake march 12 2015

This area showed excessive seismic movement 2 months ago, which led to the injection wells in this area to be SHUT DOWN.

Literally a series of greater than 4.0M earthquakes occurred back to back over a few weeks time in this same location, which led the government of Oklahoma to temporarily ban the injection processes at these wells.

Here is the video I made from February talking about the shutdown, and the swarm of 4.0M+ earthquakes.

Stats on this current 4.2 (4.1) earthquake on March 12, 2015:


Scientific – Summary


Magnitude / uncertainty 4.1 mb_lg± 0.0
Location / uncertainty 36.611°N 97.673°W± 3.1 km
Depth / uncertainty 5.1 km± 7.0
Origin Time 2015-03-12 20:34:02.210 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 80
Minimum Distance 30.17 km (0.27°)
Travel Time Residual 0.48 sec
Azimuthal Gap 24°
FE Region Oklahoma (499)

This unrest in Oklahoma follows activity over the past 24 hours occuring in more rare areas like Alabama (3.1 magnitude), North Carolina (2.5 Magnitude), and Eastern Tennessee (2.8 magnitude).

An uptick in activity is certainly expected after yesterdays X2.2 solar flare, which sent a blast of particles out on the Earth facing side of the Sun.  Predicted to be giving our planet a “glancing blow”, this incoming blast of particles always causes increased seismic unrest.

See the X class flare from March 11, 2015 here:


2 thoughts on “3/12/2015 — Noteworthy 4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Midwest — Oklahoma fracking operation

  1. Pingback: Sunspot 2297 – US and Global Earthquake Overview – The Relationship of Seismicity and Solar Activity | otterwalks

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