3/27/2015 — California FRACKING / OIL Earthquake ! 3.5 magnitude strikes off “Oil City Road” inside huge operation

A noteworthy earthquake has struck a fracking / oil / injection operation in Central WESTERN California.

california fracking earthquake march 27 2015

The event occurred off of “Oil City Road” in Coalinga California.  COAL-inga being a dead giveaway as to the geology of the area — oil, gas, and coal being the main commodity produced by this region of California.

This is not something we see every day, but something I’m not surprised to see (in light of other activity happening in the United States currently).

Yesterday we saw news that Oklahoma has notified fracking / oil well owners of new guidelines in regards to operations after multiple 3.0M- upper 4.0M earthquakes struck (and continue to strike) Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado.

The fracking operations in Colorado, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma ALL showed noteworthy movement over the past 7 days.

craton earthquakes march 26 2015

Above: Past 7 days of 2.5M and greater earthquakes in the United States shows activity at the fracking operations along the edge of the craton. Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas all showing movement , each earthquake in the midwest occurred at a fracking operation .. Chicago and Tennessee both moved in compensation to the fracking operations huge swarm.


Now (March 27 2015) we have the operations on the West coast seeing movement as well — keep watch for more events in , and around this area.

Information on this event from the USGS:


Scientific – Summary


Magnitude / uncertainty 3.5 ml± 0.2
Location / uncertainty 36.226°N 120.354°W± 0.1 km
Depth / uncertainty 10.9 km± 0.3
Origin Time 2015-03-27 07:32:32.210 UTC
Number of Stations 73
Number of Phases 61
Minimum Distance 2.80 km (0.03°)
Travel Time Residual 0.08 sec
Azimuthal Gap 55°
FE Region Central California (39)
Review Status AUTOMATIC
Catalog NC (nc72418215)
Location Source NC1
Magnitude Source NC1
Contributor NC1

2 thoughts on “3/27/2015 — California FRACKING / OIL Earthquake ! 3.5 magnitude strikes off “Oil City Road” inside huge operation

  1. Pingback: 3/27/2015 — Earthquake swarm strikes CALIFORNIA FRACKING / Oil operation — 4.2 Magnitude , 3.5M 2.8M + 2.7M | Dutchsinse

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