A rare FRACKING earthquake has struck central Utah, 11km/7miles due East of the town of Helper, UT.
This Utah fracking earthquake struck on the heels of multiple large West coast earthquakes which occurred off the coast of Oregon near a large undersea volcano.
In addition to this Western US fracking / oil well earthquake, , and the undersea volcanic earthquake off the shores of Oregon, an event struck in South Utah at the Markagunt Volcanic Plateau just a few days ago (May 31, 2015).
All signs of greater West coast / Western United States seismic unrest — still building in the region.
This area was forecast to move along the edge of the craton, see the earthquake forecast here:
Information on this earthquake from the University of Utah (USGS feeds not working):
University of Utah Seismograph Stations, Salt Lake City, Utah
Version #4: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event.
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Magnitude||2.3 – local magnitude (Ml)|
|Time||Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 9:51:08 AM (MDT)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 15:51:08 (UTC)
|Distance from|| Helper, UT – 12 km (7 miles) E (82 degrees)
Price, UT – 14 km (9 miles) NNE (33 degrees)
Wellington, UT – 18 km (11 miles) N (3 degrees)
East Carbon, UT – 31 km (19 miles) NW (305 degrees)
Provo, UT – 100 km (62 miles) SE (127 degrees)
|Coordinates||39 deg. 42.2 min. N (39.703N), 110 deg. 43.1 min. W (110.719W)|
|Depth||-3.5 km (-2.2 miles)|
|Location Quality Parameters||Nst= 23, Nph= 24, Dmin=3.6 km, Rmss=0.16 sec, Erho=0.3 km, Erzz=0.8 km, Gp=54 degrees|