Just as we were expecting, due to activity showing along the West coast of the United States 2 days ago, an earthquake has now struck Southern Colorado at the fracking operations near Trinidad.
Western craton pressure produced a 2.9 magnitude earthquake in Southern Colorado (Trinidad) directly below a fracking operation exactly on schedule.
This Colorado movement comes after a period of silence there, literally several weeks without any noteworthy movement.
Today (April 27 2015 1215pm CDT) the area experienced a borderline 3.0M event.
This event was forecast to occur in the earthquake forecast issued on April 24, 2015. Calling for moderate movement to strike Southern Colorado within 3-5 days. Now on day 3 of the forecast the area is hit.
See the forecast here: Name out Southern Colorado at 14min 56sec in this video
Information from the USGS:
|Magnitude / uncertainty||2.9 mb_lg± 0.1|
|Location / uncertainty||37.047°N 104.972°W± 3.2 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||5.0 km± 2.0|
|Origin Time||2015-04-27 04:49:12.270 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||15|
|Minimum Distance||50.87 km (0.46°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.22 sec|
|FE Region||Colorado (479)|