5/23/2015 — Rare Kansas 4.7 magnitude earthquake (4.0M revised) @ Fracking operation — Forecast 48 hours prior

A noteworthy, and rare 4.7 magnitude earthquake has struck South Central Kansas at a fracking operation.   This is one of the larger earthquakes in Kansas state history.

This event was forecast to occur 2 days ago on May 21, 2015.

The USGS decided to quickly (within a few minutes) downgrade the earthquake to a 4.0 M !?   Literally cutting the earthquake by almost a whole magnitude?!

kansas 4.7m earthquake may 23 2015

kansas fracking operation may 23 2015



Kansas was warned 2 days ago for 4.0M+ earthquake activity to occur.

See the forecast for Kansas here: (talking about Kansas at approximately the 23 minute mark)


Original data from the USGS shows a 4.6 M earthquake with a margin of error at ZERO… then they downgraded the earthquake to be a 4.0 for some reason.

We’ve seen a large increase in 4.0 magnitude (and greater) activity over the past 7 days across the United States, it is no wonder the USGS is in “downplay” mode right now.  They always do this at times of global unrest, downgrade, and deny anything major is happening.

They will continue downgrading, and denying until a large event occurs, just like we saw in 2011, and 2012.

past 7 days 4.0M+ earthquakes may 23 2015

Above: Past 7 days of 4.0M+ earthquakes in the United States (up to 245pm CDT May 23, 2015) shows a major increase in United States seismic activity.


In my opinion , this was downgraded to save any problems for oil / gas companies.  No real reason to downgrade an earthquake this far, other that to make it appear to be no big deal.

Most likely some idiot at the USGS playing politics due to this earthquake being related to fracking.

The European services are showing a 4.7 magnitude:



Magnitude mb 4.7
Date time 2015-05-23 18:44:28.8 UTC
Location 37.49 N ; 98.87 W
Depth 2 km
Distances 555 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 13:44:28.8 2015-05-23
255 km NW of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 13:44:28.8 2015-05-23
21 km SW of Pratt, United States / pop: 6,835 / local time: 13:44:28.8 2015-05-23


M4.6 – 29km SW of Pratt, Kansas


Magnitude / uncertainty 4.6 mb_lg± 0.0
Location / uncertainty 37.427°N 98.939°W± 2.6 km
Depth / uncertainty 8.4 km± 7.7
Origin Time 2015-05-23 18:44:29.390 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 38
Minimum Distance 80.71 km (0.72°)
Travel Time Residual 0.83 sec
Azimuthal Gap 153°
FE Region Kansas (480)
Magnitude / uncertainty 4.0 mwr± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 37.431°N 98.932°W± 2.0 km
Depth / uncertainty 5.0 km± 2.0
Origin Time 2015-05-23 18:44:29.440 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 38
Minimum Distance 80.26 km (0.72°)
Travel Time Residual 0.60 sec
Azimuthal Gap 152°
FE Region Kansas (480)


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