Kansas, not normally known for its seismic activity, just experienced a moderate 3.5 magnitude earthquake located beneath a large fracking operation.
|Magnitude / uncertainty||3.5 mb_lg± 0.0|
|Location / uncertainty||37.213°N 97.878°W± 2.3 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||8.0 km± 3.4|
|Origin Time||2015-03-16 05:48:27.120 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||49|
|Minimum Distance||1.67 km (0.01°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.31 sec|
|FE Region||Kansas (480)|
I fully covered the reason behind these events in the most recent earthquake update / forecast from March 12, 2015.
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Four days ago, on March 12, 2015, a noteworthy 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck just South of this Kansas location, near the Oklahoma border.
It is not a coincidence that we now see a 3.5M strike just North in Kansas. Most certainly this movement in Kansas is due to this past weeks 4.2M in Oklahoma (at the fracking operations there).