Yesterday (May 30, 2015) a very rare magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck Southern Illinois along the New Madrid / Wabash Valley seismic zone.
As it turns out, the Illinois earthquake struck directly at a FRACKING operation!
Yes, you read it right, the ‘geniuses’ in charge are actually fracking the New Madrid / Wabash Valley seismic zone.
It is now proved that fracking operations put hydraulic pressure on fault lines BELOW the operations.
Professionals in certain states are still in what I call “PAID denial” that fracking is causing earthquakes in their areas.
For instance, in California (Dr. Judy Wood denying), and professionals in Texas (Texas Railroad Commission) also denying fracking is causing the earthquakes directly below their frack wells :
We have seen these types of rare seismic events happen in each state which carries on with operations as “normal” in the face of seismic unrest happening globally.
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Ohio, California, North Dakota, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, British Columbia Canada, and even in Netherlands, UK, Germany, and France —- all these areas hit by rare 3.0M+ fracking earthquake activity, several hit by 4.0M+ to mid 5.0M earthquakes.
What do all the aforementioned states, and countries share in common? Denial that fracking causes earthquakes UNTIL several large earthquakes strike which gets their citizens attention.
Information on this 3.4M fracking earthquake in Illinois from the USGS:
|Location / uncertainty||38.462°N 88.356°W± 0.6 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||25.9 km± 0.6|
|Origin Time||2015-05-30 00:41:14.690 UTC|
|Number of Stations||23|
|Number of Phases||36|
|Minimum Distance||9.43 km (0.08°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.3 sec|
|FE Region||Illinois (488)|