Two earthquakes occurred virtually back to back from one another across 1,000 miles — one in California (at a dormant volcano), and the other in Oklahoma (at a fracking operation).
I believe these events are related. I will explain more below the graphic.
[disclaimer: USGS says small earthquakes are NOT related to each other over large distances, this obviously needs to change, and is an incorrect assumption on their part]
If you look at the above graphic, which shows the earthquakes plotted via USGS coordinates, you will clearly see that both earthquakes almost fall on a direct “line” between one another.
This “line” is 36 North Latitude . To be exact, the locations in question are 36.733°N (California) , and 36.900°N (Oklahoma)
If this was the first time we saw an earthquake at a fracking operation in Oklahoma located along 36N , followed by an earthquake at a dormant volcano in California on 36N… then we might say it was just “chance” or “coincidence”.
However, we saw this same series of events occur before, rather recently!
We saw earthquakes strike these very same locations, same back to back time frame, same general magnitude, same latitude of 36N. Happened just two weeks ago, on June 14, 2015.
Information on the M3.4 at Ubehebe Craters in California:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.3 ml± 0.2|
|Depth/uncertainty||0.3 km± 0.8|
|Origin Time||2015-06-29 06:08:42.330 UTC|
|Number of Stations||37|
|Number of Phases||44|
|Minimum Distance||24.38 km (0.22°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.19 sec|
|FE Region||Central California (40)|
Information on the M3.2 in Oklahoma at the fracking operation:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.2 mb_lg± 0.0|
|Location/uncertainty||36.900°N 97.821°W± 5.2 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||4.2 km± 7.6|
|Origin Time||2015-06-29 04:12:38.360 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||69|
|Minimum Distance||16.81 km (0.15°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.63 sec|
|FE Region||Oklahoma (499)|