5/24/2015 — Fracking Earthquakes hit Southern California — Swarm of events near Los Olivos, CA

A new earthquake swarm has developed below another fracking + oil pumping operation in Southern California.

fracking swarm california may 24 2015

Above: May 24, 2015 — A swarm of earthquakes has developed below a Southern California fracking operation.

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[editors note:  Yes, they are fracking Southern California.  SMH + a real life face palm at the stupidity of fracking an active fault region]

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Today (May 24, 2015) a new earthquake swarm has developed just North of the previous Los Angeles fracking swarm location.   The area has moved slightly, with the earthquakes now occurring near a Los Olivos, California fracking / oil operation.

fracking california may 24 2015

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Just over a month ago , in mid-April 2015, a swarm of earthquakes developed below a fracking operation located in downtown Los Angeles, California.

At the time, the “professionals” denied the relation between the fracking operation, and the earthquakes occurring below it.

Move forward approximamtely 3 1/2 weeks (May 21-22, 2015), news came out that a large oil pipeline ruptured in Southern California, spilling over 100,000 gallons of oil into the ocean.

Interestingly, the location of the burst oil pipeline is just a few miles WEST of these fracking earthquake epicenters .  The pipeline rupture was in Santa Barbara , and the fracking quakes were in North Los Angeles, CA.

california pipeline fracking

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Information on the two 2.7M earthquakes from the USGS:

Magnitude / uncertainty 2.7 ml± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 34.762°N 120.004°W± 0.3 km
Depth / uncertainty 4.9 km± 0.9
Origin Time 2015-05-24 10:37:14.850 UTC
Number of Stations 42
Number of Phases 48
Minimum Distance 4.01 km (0.04°)
Travel Time Residual 0.25 sec
Azimuthal Gap 31°
FE Region Central California (43)
Magnitude / uncertainty 2.7 ml± 0.2
Location / uncertainty 34.757°N 119.995°W± 0.8 km
Depth / uncertainty 8.2 km± 0.8
Origin Time 2015-05-24 10:37:14.820 UTC
Number of Stations 19
Number of Phases 22
Minimum Distance 3.26 km (0.03°)
Travel Time Residual 0.17 sec
Azimuthal Gap 213°
FE Region Central California (43)

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