5/30/2015 — Kansas Fracking Earthquakes strike warned area — 3.9M + 3.1M at large operation

Kansas, not normally known for much earthquake activity, just experienced two back to back rare magnitude 3.9 + 3.1 earthquakes at a large fracking operation.

kansas fracking earthquake may 30 2015

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An earthquake forecast was issued yesterday, calling for activity to pick back up throughout the midwest, specifically calling for 3.0M to 4.0M earthquake activity to strike Kansas.

The forecast was issued yesterday (May 29, 2015).   Today (May 30, 2015) we now see two 3.9M + 3.1M have indeed struck South Central Kansas.

kansas fracking earthquake may 30 2015a

See the earthquake forecast calling for Kansas movement here:


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Information on these Kansas fracking earthquakes from the USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002ki2#scientific_origin:us_us20002ki2

Magnitude/uncertainty 3.8 mb_lg± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 37.035°N 97.913°W± 4.1 km
Depth/uncertainty 5.0 km± 2.0
Origin Time 2015-05-30 11:21:40.090 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 56
Minimum Distance 18.37 km (0.17°)
Travel Time Residual 0.76 sec
Azimuthal Gap 66°
FE Region Kansas (480)

M3.1 – 14km SE of Anthony, Kansas

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002kqk#scientific_origin:us_us20002kqk

Magnitude/uncertainty 3.1 mb_lg± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 37.053°N 97.922°W± 1.2 km
Depth/uncertainty 5.0 km± 2.0
Origin Time 2015-05-30 21:10:24.050 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 44
Minimum Distance 16.48 km (0.15°)
Travel Time Residual 0.44 sec
Azimuthal Gap 64°
FE Region Kansas (480)

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Also worthy to note, the earthquake forecast from yesterday (May 29) called for LARGE Japan earthquake movement, and called for an earthquake in the 3.0M to 4.0M range to strike SOUTH ILLINOIS….. both of which occurred today (May 30).

An 8.5M (7.8 magnitude revised) occurred in Japan inside the warned area from yesterdays earthquake forecast:

6.4m shallow may 30 2015

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred in South Illinois inside the warned area from yesterdays earthquake forecast:

new madrid may 29 2015

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