A noteworthy midwest M4.4 earthquake has struck the fracking operations located at the Oklahoma / Kansas border.
This was FORECAST to occur yesterday. A full 24 hour warning was issued for this event.
See the earthquake forecast for the United States below – warning issued August 21, 2015 – calling for mid M4.0 earthquake activity to strike near the Oklahoma / Kansas border this week.
As the video above says, the mid-M4.0 earthquake activity was expected to strike at the fracking operations due to excessive craton pressure showing in the midwest United States.
Seismic unrest showed up across Colorado (M3.9), Oklahoma (M3.9), Nebraska (M3.7), and even across Texas as the Fort Stockton fracking operations.
This midwest unrest has now given way to another “super-fracture”.
Super-fractures occur when one well gives way with a large earthquake, cracking casements on OTHER wells, which then causes additional earthquake activity (domino effect).
Information on this earthquake fromm the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||4.4 mwr± 0.0|
|Location/uncertainty||36.819°N 97.784°W± 2.7 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||3.1 km± 4.7|
|Origin Time||2015-08-22 08:46:49.450 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||166|
|Minimum Distance||7.57 km (0.07°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.60 sec|
|FE Region||Oklahoma (499)|